Going to a male doctor for eye laser treatment

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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