It helps to know who is not a LASIK candidate. It is NOT RECOMMENDED that you pursue LASIK surgery if:
- You are pregnant or nursing;
- You have a collagen vascular, autoimmune, or immunodeficiency disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, or AIDS;
- You show signs of keratoconus or any other condition that causes a thinning of your cornea;
- You are taking isotretinoin (*Accutane®)or amiodarone (*Cordarone®)
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Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Is LASIK for Me? A Patient’s Guide to Refractive Surgery. San Francisco, CA: American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, 2008. Print.