What Makes You Eligible for LASIK Eye Surgery in Detroit? By William Goldstein on October 10, 2013

With the constant development in medical technology and procedures, LASIK surgery has been found to be effective for correcting a wide variety of vision problems. Severe shortsightedness, moderate farsightedness, and astigmatism are most commonly treated using this procedure. Although it cannot guarantee perfect vision, LASIK surgery minimizes the need for visual aides like glasses and contact lenses. However, the treatment may not be suitable for everyone and every candidate must be over 18 years of age. Find out whether or not you may be eligible for undergoing the best LASIK eye surgery in Detroit has to offer:


  • Overall health – LASIK surgery is not recommended for those with certain health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, uncontrolled diabetes, or any other health problem that might compromise the response of your immune system. Ideal candidates are individuals with a significantly healthy body. Make sure you talk to your doctor beforehand about your claustrophobia, back problem, or any mental problem that might have an impact on your treatment and recovery.

  • Eye problems – Individuals with certain eye diseases like glaucoma, keratoconus, corneal disease, and cataracts are not eligible for LASIK surgery. Some types of retinal and optic nerve diseases may also elevate the risks of complications. Candidates should be free of certain eye conditions like herpes zoster and herpes simplex. Strabismus (muscle imbalance), amblyopia (lazy eye), or other residual, active, or recurrent eye conditions may influence recovery even after undergoing the most reliable LASIK eye surgery in Detroit has to offer.

  • Other factors – Pregnant women or nursing mothers are not eligible for LASIK surgery. This is because the change in hormones during this period may have a negative impact on the prescription stability. Also, people with eye injury or infections should wait for the problem to clear out before they undergo this treatment. You should avoid wearing contact lenses for a certain period of time before the surgery. Otherwise, your doctor may be unable to give an accurate assessment of your prescription due to the lack of stability in your cornea.


These are among the top factors that determine your eligibility for the best LASIK eye surgery Detroit has to offer. However, there may be several other reasons why you might be unable to undergo this treatment. That's why your doctor will first give you a thorough examination and orientation before you are even considered a likely candidate for this surgery. Don't hesitate to mention even the slightest physical or mental problem you are experiencing or have experienced. 

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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