Thursday, January 29, 2009

LASIK Question of the Day: Can I Have LASIK if I Have Dry Eyes?

Dry Eye patients may not be good candidates for LASIK. Having a normal healthy tear film is requisite for getting the best results from LASIK Surgery. The tear film acts to provide a smooth optical surface and keeps the eye lubricated so that the eyelids can move easily across the surface of the eye. LASIK can cause dry eyes for may patients after their surgery. If you start out with poor tears and then have LASIK, it is probable that you will have a slow course of healing and visual recovery. However, your LASIK Surgeon should be the judge as there are a number of dry eye treatment options that can be used before LASIK to improve your tears and possibly eliminate your dry eye so that you are a good candidate.

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