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I had LASIK eye surgery in March 2012, and a retouch in October. I need another retouch and my eye doctor prescribed dilating eye drops to use every night for two weeks. Why would I need to dilate my eyes every night?
This is not a standard practice. Your treating ophthalmologist may have detected some change in the iris configuration inside the eye which requires dilation to fix. Your best bet is to directly ask him what the dilation is designed to assist or correct.
Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD
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