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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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