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Would I be a poor candidate for lasik surgery if I take medications that cause dry eyes?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dry eye and LASIK

Patients with dry eye may need to use artificial tears or even Restasis for a month or so prior to having lasik.
This will not only improve lasik outcomes and patient comfort, but it will also lead to more accurate pre-operative testing and planning.

In brief: Dry eye and LASIK

Patients with dry eye may need to use artificial tears or even Restasis for a month or so prior to having lasik.
This will not only improve lasik outcomes and patient comfort, but it will also lead to more accurate pre-operative testing and planning.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Medicines that cause dry eye can delay healing after laser surgery.
As long as the dryness is treated and stable prior to surgery, the laser surgery can often still be safely be performed.

In brief: Maybe

Medicines that cause dry eye can delay healing after laser surgery.
As long as the dryness is treated and stable prior to surgery, the laser surgery can often still be safely be performed.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

That is one thing that they were very concerned of in me.
That is one of the tests they will run when seeing if you qualify for lasik. Evaluations are usually free so you should just go ahead and do it.

In brief: Possibly

That is one thing that they were very concerned of in me.
That is one of the tests they will run when seeing if you qualify for lasik. Evaluations are usually free so you should just go ahead and do it.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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