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LASIK and Dry Eyes


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Many folks with abnormally dry eyes are curious to know if they are an appropriate candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery. While dry eyes are considered a common ophthalmologic condition, there are some surgeons who may exclude you from candidacy for this procedure. Likewise, there are a multitude of experienced surgeons who may be able to easily compensate for this minor speed bump on the road to clearer vision.

Since dry eyes are so common, especially in older adults and women, many LASIK surgeons feel experienced enough to handle the condition. However, some surgeons may be concerned that LASIK may exacerbate a pre-existing dry eye problem. Since functional dry eyes are a common side effect of LASIK surgery, this concern is a real thing. Fortunately for millions of people, the artificial tears and dry eye drops commonly prescribed by most LASIK surgeons should be enough to combat this nuisance.

If you suffer from dry eyes, talk to a LASIK surgeon about your potential candidacy for this procedure. It is not likely that your dry eyes will preclude you from getting to experience the phenomenal results of the this surgery, however, it is best to obtain the expertise of the doctor who can take all your personal vision needs into consideration.


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