Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause hormonal changes that can affect the structure of the cornea, making it difficult to determine if a woman is eligible for LASIK surgery. However, it is possible for women who are breastfeeding to have laser vision correction. After giving birth, women can have LASIK surgery, regardless of whether they are breastfeeding or not. It is recommended that women wait a few weeks after they stop breastfeeding before considering the procedure.
The good news is that after LASIK, patients can return to their routines and work in 2-3 days.
LASIKis an excellent option for those who want to reduce their dependence on corrective lenses, but it is recommended that women wait at least one year after giving birth before undergoing the procedure. Pregnancy is a wonderful period, but pregnant women should avoid having LASIK eye surgery as it is not safe during this time. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait until after they have finished breastfeeding before considering the procedure.
Ophthalmologists will determine a woman's eligibility for LASIK on a case-by-case basis after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnant women can also suffer from eye fatigue and dry eyes, which don't heal well with laser eye surgery. However, the group that underwent LASIK before pregnancy showed more significant changes in their refraction than women who did not undergo refractive surgery.