What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

Enjoying the best results from LASIK eye surgery is only possible if you meet the criteria needed to qualify for this procedure.  Some health conditions can compromise your results and exclude you as a candidate.  Here is some insight into these conditions from eye surgeons at The Laser Center of Coral Gables. Autoimmune diseases: Generally, people with autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Addison’s disease, face greater risk when undergoing any surgery, including LASIK.  Due to their compromised immune system, they face a more likely chance of developing infections and dry eye, as well as taking a longer time to heal.  While this will not disqualify you automatically, surgeons will take it into account on a case by case basis and make their expert recommendation on what is best for each patient. Diabetes: This health condition can create complications within the eye, resulting in weakened and leaking blood vessels, a weakened immune system, poor healing and the risk of operative and postoperative complications.  As with autoimmune patients, surgeons will examine each case individually to decide if LASK will be safe and successful for you. Glaucoma: This is an eye condition where increased pressure in the eye affects the shape of the eye, thereby affecting your vision.  Changes in this pressure can distort the readings and measurements that surgeons require in order to accurately perform the LASIK surgery. Pregnancy or breastfeeding: While this is not a health condition in the traditional sense, it is important to know that this will likely disqualify you for LASIK temporarily.  Hormones released during this time can affect your vision, making measurements and readings for the procedure inaccurate.  However, your doctor can advise you as to when your hormone levels will return to pre-pregnancy levels so that you can qualify for the procedure. Speak to a LASIK eye surgeon for a free eye exam and more insight into your treatment options At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery.  By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Our Miami laser eye surgery specialists are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best vision possible.  Our goal is to have you free from contact lenses and glasses forever.  There are several different types of laser eye surgery procedures available.  Maybe you’ve have heard about corneal collagen cross-linking, but aren’t sure what it is.  Here is some more information about this relatively new procedure: Corneal collagen cross-linking aims to stabilize the cornea and stop the progression of irregular corneal changes known as ectasia. Corneal ectasia manifests in several ways including corneal thinning, steepening of the front and back corneal curvatures and irregular astigmatism.  Ectasia is commonly caused by the progressive disorder known as keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking works by using riboflavin eye drops and UV light to strengthen the collagen structure of the cornea. Our Miami Eye Specialists Help Keep Your Eyes in Optimal Health For more information about corneal collagen cross-linking, if you would like to make a booking for a laser eye surgery consultation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people visit our us when seeking to achieve better vision and keep their eyes healthy.  We look forward to hearing from you. Back to laser eye surgery...

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Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Are you considering having LASIK in Coral Gables but are confused by the amount of information on the procedure?  Our doctors are here to separate fact from fiction.  At The Laser Center of Coral Gables we have helped thousands of people achieve great vision and become free from contact lenses and glasses permanently.  Millions of people across the world enjoy a more convenient and hassle-free lifestyle thanks to LASIK and if you want to find out if you’re a candidate, our eye specialists are happy to help.  Here are four common myths about LASIK: You can go blind from LASIK surgery.  During the LASIK procedure only the front surface of the eye is affected and serious complications are extremely rare.  No one has ever gone blind from LASIK surgery. LASIK is painful.  Before the procedure starts you’ll be given numbing eye drops that keep your eyes comfortable.  The procedure lasts an average of fifteen minutes and if you’re feeling a little nervous, your doctor may be able to give you a mild sedative to help you relax. LASIK is expensive and unaffordable.  Talk to your eye doctor about the cost of LASIK and compare it with the cost of constantly purchasing contact lenses and replacing your glasses.  LASIK proves to be a more affordable option over time and at The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer many payment plans. LASIK only corrects nearsightedness and is not suitable for people with astigmatism or farsightedness.  Actually, LASIK can correct all three of these refractive errors. Schedule a LASIK consultation at our eye surgery clinic today For more information about LASIK, to book a consultation, if you would like information about the cost of laser eye surgery, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people in Coral Gables come to us for LASIK.  We look forward to hearing from...

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Tips From Miami Eye Specialists On Treating Your Allergies This Spring

Tips From Miami Eye Specialists On Treating Your Allergies This Spring

If spring allergies make you not want to leave your house, our Miami eye specialists have some tips and tricks to help make the spring season more bearable.  Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies and springtime can often be the worst time for allergy sufferers.  So, to avoid feeling miserable during these spring months, here are several ways to manage and treat your allergy symptoms: If you take over the counter or prescription medication for your allergies, start taking them a bit earlier.  Spring pollen and other common allergens can appear as early as mid-February so waiting until mid to late March may be too late for immediate results.  Starting your medication earlier means you’re less likely to encounter severe symptoms. Be aware of your environment.  No one wants to be stuck indoors on a beautiful Florida spring day, but the thought of encountering allergens might be enough to keep you inside.  Check the pollen count before you go outside and if you need to do tasks such as mowing the lawn or weeding your garden, consider wearing a protective allergy facemask. Visit your allergist.  When over the counter medication and eye drops aren’t enough to treat your symptoms, book an appointment with an allergist.  You don’t have to suffer through spring with watery, itchy eyes any longer. Visit Our Eye Surgery Clinic Today to Maintain Optimal Eye Health At The Laser Center of Coral Gables our Miami eye specialists are proud to offer laser eye surgery, LASIK and other treatments which enable you to see more clearly and live your life free from glasses and contact lenses.  For more information, to book a consultation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people in Miami rely on our eye specialists to keep their eyes in optimum health.  We look forward to hearing from...

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Going Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Process With Miami Eye Specialists

Going Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Process With Miami Eye Specialists

According to Miami eye specialists and medical researchers, LASIK eye surgery is the most popular elective surgery in the USA.  Since it is effective on eye conditions such as myopia (near or shortsightedness), hyperopia (far or long sightedness) and astigmatism (oval-shaped cornea), it is no surprise everyone wants to know more about LASIK.  Here is a breakdown of the surgical procedure: First, the ophthalmologist and his/her team will position you at the equipment.  As you will be awake for the procedure.  They will place anesthetic drops into the eye on which the surgery will be performed to make sure you are comfortable. The surgeon will then create a protective flap to get access to your inner corneal tissue.  This will make your vision dim and blurry for a short amount of time although you will be able to see the bright lights used in the procedure. The laser will now be applied, controlled by a computer and an eye-tracking device which guarantees maximum accuracy, even if your eye moves.  This is a cool laser and you won’t be able to see the light itself, but you will be able to hear the computer making a distinctive clicking noise as the cornea is re-shaped. Once the cornea has been fully re-shaped, the surgeon replaces the protective flap.  Protective shields will then be placed over your eyes to make sure the flap isn’t accidentally shifted while it heals over the next several hours.  While there is little discomfort associated with this procedure, your eyes are likely to feel a little irritated and blurry for a few hours, so it’s best to rest them. There you have it, the full LASIK procedure.  You can see now why it’s such a quick, safe option for anyone looking to correct their vision permanently.  Plus, the results are incredible.  Contact us today at The Laser Eye Center of Coral Gables and speak to our Miami eye specialists aboutLASIK eye surgery.  We’re happy to answer any of your...

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