Q Someone mentioned that after pregnancy, due to hormonal changes, her number came back and therefore it is better to do LASIK after having kids. Does that happen in certain cases?

Ans.    Hormones not only in pregnancy but sometimes even higher doses due to hormonal imbalance like in hirsuitism etc can lead to slightly fluctuating numbers.

However, this does not happen to everyone, and  neither is there any predictor in whom it may happen. Studies indicate that those on hormones, even oral  contraceptive pills and pregnancy can have slight variation in numbers.

In our practice we have not seen  this happen. The possibility of needing an enhancement or re treatment has to be then explored.

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