General Health assessment for Lasik Eye Surgery
General Health assessment for Lasik Eye Surgery is a very important step in pre lasik surgery.Certain diseases can increase the risk of complications of refractive surgery.
Collagen diseases or autoimmune diseases like SLE (systemic lupus erythematous) and Rheumatoid arthritis will affect the healing process of cornea post surgery.
Patient with HIV or with cancer and on chemotherapy will have high risk of infection post surgery. Patient with diabetic mellitus will have also high risk of poor wound healing and also in case of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus you will have fluctuation of vision so your doctor will not be able to determine what exactly your refractive error was.
Also you should know that after lasik surgery your vision might changes because of the complications of diabetes mellitus in your eyes like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract.
Pregnant women or nursing women should not have surgery because of the hormonal fluctuation and the affect of that on healing process.
Before and after lasik surgery you will be on medications like steroid and antibiotics which might be harmful for your baby.