Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery When I Have Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye or Madras eye, is an inflammation of  the inner surface of the eyelids and of the outermost layer of the eye. Most commonly conjunctivitis is caused by a viral infection or an allergic reaction, but bacterial infections and chemical eye injury can also be the cause. Symptoms include red eye, irritation and watering of the eyes. Bacterial and viral forms of conjunctivitis are highly contagious and can be passed on from contaminated objects, person-to-person and even water. 

To make sure that you are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery your eyes will be checked in great detail at your first assessment at the London Vision Clinic. We’re confident it will be the most comprehensive eye exam you have ever had which means lower risk and better results.

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“If you have eye infection like conjunctivitis and it is active, you are not suitable to have Laser Eye Surgery until the condition has cleared up. However, when we see patients for the first time for their pre-operative assessment, we look at the general eye health and monitor your recovery so that when you are suitable for surgery, we will treat you.”


Lead Optometrist Alexandra Lyons explains Laser Eye Surgery suitability with eye infections.

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Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery When I Have Conjunctivitis?