Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Low Blood Pressure?

In recent years, continued development in the Laser Eye Surgery field has meant that more people than ever before are now eligible for this life-changing treatment. Unfortunately, there remain some cases in which Laser Eye Surgery won’t be an option. But will having low blood pressure affect your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery? Let’s find out!

What is Low Blood Pressure?

Low blood pressure – also known as hypotension – is classed as having a blood pressure reading of less than 90/60mmHg, as measured by a blood pressure test. While it isn’t always associated with symptoms, you may require treatment if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Light-headedness/dizziness
  • Feeling sick/nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Fainting
  • Confusion
  • Feeling generally weak

What causes low blood pressure?

The causes of hypotension can be extremely varied and it can take some time to accurately identify the cause. Some common causes include:

  • Dehydration
  • Blood loss (including donating blood)
  • Pregnancy
  • Some medications (including for high blood pressure, depression, certain heart conditions, etc)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Some forms of infection
  • Emotional stress, fear, or pain

The treatment for low blood pressure will depend on the underlying cause.

Low Blood Pressure and Laser Eye Surgery

The good news is that low blood pressure is generally not a contraindication for Laser Eye Surgery. However, your full medical history will need to be considered when determining whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

This, alongside the health of your eyes and your current prescription, will be taken into account during your initial screening. Following a comprehensive consultation process, we will then be able to determine your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery.

At the London Vision clinic, we are able to treat the vast majority of the patients we see – even if they have been turned away by other clinics! This is thanks to our access to the latest technology and the expertise of world-renowned surgeons.

So, if you’re interested in how Laser Eye Surgery could change your life for the better, get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators today. Alternatively, Book a Consultation to kickstart your journey to clear vision.