Are You A LASIK Candidate?

Suitable for Lasik?

Lasik surgery at Beirut Lasik center, Beirut Lebanon, is a wonderful experience.A good LASIK candidate must qualify for the procedure by meeting the general requisites and having an eye examination with the ophthalmologist. It is essential that you meet the recommended conditions of LASIK to ensure a safe surgery for your eyes.

General LASIK Requirements
These are important guidelines when considering your candidacy for LASIK. For safe laser eye surgery, the LASIK candidate must meet the following requirements:
  • Ensure that the eye has developed properly and matured, the ideal LASIK candidate is at least 18 years old.
  • Prior to surgery, vision must be stable for at least one year.
  • No eye infection or injury within the past year.
  • Candidates may not be affected by an autoimmune disorder, such as Sjogren's Syndrome or Lupus.
  • No history of herpes infections in the eye, as LASIK may bring on a recurrence of the infection.
  • No scarring may be present on the cornea to be considered for LASIK.
  • Candidates must understand the side effects of LASIK surgery (see our section on Lasik side effects), and have realistic expectations regarding the results that can be achieved.
  • A LASIK candidate may not be nursing or pregnant on the date of surgery.
  • Individuals with dry eye syndrome are not good LASIK candidates.
  • Individuals with pupils that dilate beyond seven millimeters in the dark are not good candidates for LASIK.
Evaluation with Dr. Mneimneh

If you are seeking safe laser eye surgery, it is imperative that you meet with Dr. Mneimneh to find out if you are a LASIK candidate. During this exam, he will check your eyes and review your medical history. You can also discuss with him your LASIK options, including Wavefront & Topography guided custom LASIK.

If it is determined that you meet the requirements of LASIK and are a good candidate for this effective and safe procedure, laser eye surgery preparation will begin. Dr. Mneimneh will examine your eyes, measuring such factors as the amount of refractive error and corneal thickness. Learn more about the Lasik Workup so you can be on your way to experiencing clearer vision.

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