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Is it advisable for pregnant women to undergo LASIK?

Q: I am in my eighth month of pregnancy. I am supposed to undergo a medical examination for a higher post in quasi government organisation. My eye power is -5.00 and I wear contact lenses for the past 9 years. I understand that the organisation might demand -4.00 as specification. I was planning to undergo LASIK surgery and then take the medical exam. But I am discouraged by the fact that lactating /nursing mothers should not undergo LASIK. What should I do now?

A:It is not ideal to do LASIK for multiple reasons: 1. Poor stability of the refractive power during and after pregnancy. 2. Unpredictable outcomes of laser treatment due to hormonal influences 3. There is risk of injury to the eye by child, post-operatively 4. The medicines used may reach the baby through the breast milk My suggestion is that you wait for 6 months following delivery.

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