What are the risks of LASIK for sensitive eyes?

I am not sure what you mean exactly by "sensitive eyes" but I am assuming you may be referring to chronic irritation, redness, or perhaps dryness.

Any laser vision treatment of the your eye's cornea is going to change it permanently. Most of these changes are very good (getting rid of your nearsightedness) but there will also be some subtle optical changes that are not so good. Even with normal lacrimal glands, your tear production will be at least temporarily impaired. Your cornea will be thinner than normal. And if you have chronic lid problems or redness, these will not only not go away, but may be more bothersome. If there are any unintended corneal irregularities as a result of the laser reshaping of your cornea, these may not be more than marginally noticeable right away.

In properly selected patients with a prudent, conservative approach by a trustworthy doctor/clinic, LASIK is almost a medical miracle. But in borderline patients, having LASIK can create new problems you may not fully appreciate at the time you have it done.

_Written by J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D. - Chief of Surgery, Woodhams Eye Clinic