Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Uncontrolled Diabetes?

If Laser Eye Surgery patients have uncontrolled diabetes, whether it is type 1 or type 2 diabetes, we prefer to delay surgery until the patient has had a chance to work with their General Practitioner and effectively bring their diabetes under control. Patients can experience fluctuations within their refractions while they are uncontrolled and as a result, the results of the actual treatment may not be as accurate as they could be. In addition, while they are uncontrolled, they tend to have further delay in the healing response. For that reason, we tend to ask patients to delay their surgery until their blood sugar levels are more controlled.

Suitability Explained Further…

No, patients with uncontrolled diabetes are not suitable for Laser Eye Surgery.


Mr Carp explains why patients should delay Laser Eye Surgery until diabetes is controlled.

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