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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i get lasik eye surgery if i have dry eyes? i'm only planning on doing one eye since the other had a hzo(shingles) outbreak a year ago.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Yes and no: If the parameters can be met by the LASIK device capacity, you can have the surgery. But if you have dry eyes, there is a high risk of needing treatment sometimes for many years for an increased level of eye dryness.
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