Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes?

Dry eye is a relative contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery.  All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment.

Suitability Explained Further…

Perhaps. Your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery depends on the cause and severity of the dry eye. We may recommend a surface treatment (PRK / LASEK).


Mr Carp explains patients with dry eyes undergo extensive review system at the London Vision Clinic to help with treatment. Click to see the video.

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“From my experience there is little to be concerned about and much to be gained! Whilst the operation itself might be described as an unusual experience, it is certainly not at all distressing, especially when handled by someone as skilled as Glenn Carp. Transformational is an overused word but for me the benefits were very substantial both in professional and personal life.” -John Galpin.

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Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

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