|Some asthma meds may be a problem for Lasik laser eye surgery.
Asthma itself is not a contraindication for refractive surgery, but there can be additional considerations.
Some of the medications used for asthma include antihistamines.
Antihistamines are notorious for causing dryness and can contribute
to Lasik and Bladeless Lasik induced dry eye. Most steroid inhalers shouldn't pose a problem, but
check with your physician first. Your Lasik doctor may ask you to
discontinue the antihistamines prior to and after surgery for at
least a few weeks.
Antihistamines may not be a contraindication for CK, P-IOL, or RLE, however be sure to let your doctor know if you are using
any medication with antihistamines
Your Lasik doctor may recommend punctal plugs or other treatment prior to surgery to enhance
the moisture in your eyes or resolve already existing dry eye problems.
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or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
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