David Gartry was recently quoted in the Daily Mail in an article about the link between Rheumatoid arthritis and dry eyes.  We often see patients enquiring about refractive laser surgery (LASIK/LASEK) and although dry eye symptoms can be difficult to interpret, depending on the spectacle prescription, refractive lens exchange can sometimes be the better option.  Having rheumatoid arthritis does not automatically rule you out for surgery but careful consideration to dry eye must be taken into account.