Who is NOT a LASIK candidate?

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.