Going to a male doctor for eye laser treatment

Q: May a woman go to a male doctor for eye laser surgery (to correct her eye sight)? There are no female doctors available to do the operation.


A: If there are no female doctors available, then it is permissible. However she should be accompanied by her mahram and not be in seclusion with the doctor at any time.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)