Suitable for LASIK?
You need to undergo a series of eye examinations to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK.
The eye examination will include:
- Medical history;
- Visual acuity;
- Slit-lamp examination;
- Retinal examination;
- Corneal topography - computer mapping of the eye;
- Corneal pachymetry - measurement of corneal thickness; and
- Pupillometry - measurement of pupil size.
If you have one or more of the following medical conditions, you are not suitable for LASIK:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus;
- Pregnancy; and
- Diabetes mellitus (moderate to severe).
If you have one or more of the following eye conditions, you are not suitable for LASIK:
- Any other major scarring and irregularities of the central cornea; and Powers below 0.50 dioptre (50 degrees) or powers above 30.00 dioptre (3,000 degrees).