I always ask my Houston eyelid surgery patients if they have had LASIK surgery in the past whether they are interested in upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid bags surgery. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty with a history of LASIK surgery can predispose one to dry eye. The blink reflex is slightly delayed after eyelid surgery and this can lead to some temporary dry eye. It’s important to be conservative with the amount of skin removed after upper eyelid surgery in patients with a history of dry eye and LASIK.
Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.