Should I do LASIK surgery while pregnant?
You’re keen to have LASIK surgery, but you’re now expecting. Is it safe to do the operation during pregnancy? The short answer is that any refractive surgery (including Lasik, SMILE) is not recommended during pregnancy and best to wait at least 3 months after stopping breastfeeding. The surge in pregnancy hormone is linked to changes in corneal stiffness that may result in a less reliable surgical outcome. The risk of regression or myopia returning is also higher. Dry eyes ar