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Is it safe to have eye surgery while pregnant?

Is it safe to have eye surgery while pregnant?

Yes: Generally, unless it's an emergency, like a retinal detachment or lacerated cornea, most eye sugery is best postponed to the postpartum period. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does anyone know if it safe to have lasek eye surgery while pregnant?

Does anyone know if it safe to have lasek eye surgery while pregnant?

Not advised: The procedure is no more dangerous when you're pregnant, however it is still not advised. Lasek is an elective procedure in which medications need to be used. Unnecessary medication use while pregnant is best avoided. Also, pregnancy can cause fluctuations in your prescription and this can lead to less accurate outcomes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

No.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause changes in the shape of the cornea, just as they allow ligaments in the body to relax, resulting in fluctuating vision before or after lasik. Dry eye also is more common during pregnancy and this has been associated with regression of the laser effect. Many doctors give valium preop and steroids drops postop, which may not be optimal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i consider cosmetic eye surgery? Is it safe?

Should i consider cosmetic eye surgery? Is it safe?

Safe? Yes: Is it for you? That depends. Seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. Blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation) helps rejuvenate the eyes, and is usually an office procedure. There is little pain, but there is some bruising and swelling afterwards. Your surgeon can make recommendations based your concerns about your appearance and your unique facial features. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is yag eye surgery safe. When should I consider?

PCO: Yag laser surgery is considered when a secondary cataract or posterior capsular opacification is blocking vision. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get eye surgery to improve vision?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgery safe and effective?

Is  laser eye surgery safe and effective?

Both: In properly screened individuals, lasik refractive surgery is safe, comfortable and effective. Discuss this with your lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

Is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

It definitely can be: The safety of lasik surgery is dependent on how good of a candidate the patient is and how experienced the surgeon and his/her staff is in performing the procedure. ...Read more

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