LASIK and dry eye

LASIK and dry eye

Jun 16, 2019

Lasik is a common solution obtained by many patients. This is a common procedure that is often obtained for vision correction. It is perfect solution for people who wish to eradicate the use of contact lenses or glasses. This medical surgery that has its benefits may also have some of the drawbacks as well.

How common is “common”?

Common studies and research prove that every patient who gets Lasik surgery may get prone to dry eye issues after some years. This is a common issue the degree of which may differ from patient to patient.

In most of the cases, dryness is temporary which can be treated with eye drops or other treatment but in few cases, the damage is quite severe and doctor may suggest obtaining eye surgery to address the issue of dryness.

Is there anything I can do to help treat or prevent dry eye after LASIK?

If you are suffering from eye dryness issue before the surgery, you must not neglect it and must go for the final procedure only after obtaining a cure for this issue. Often doctors suggest necessary eye drop before and after the surgery to treat this issue.



Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis is a laser surgery that can address nearsightedness or farsightedness. It changes the shape of the cornea to correct eye deviations. In case you are looking for visual correction, this surgery can be obtained.


In case you suffer from issues such as collagen vascular or autoimmune or immunodeficiency disease, you must not go with this surgery. You should avoid this procedure if you are pregnant.


Lasik is not for you if you are a diabetes patient.


Consult your doctor if you wish to obtain this procedure. You must know what precautions you need to take after the surgery. You need to restrict yourself to timely eye drops and medication after the surgery.

Side effects

Side effects of the procedure may include dryness, loss of vision for a few days, visual disturbances, double images, visual irregularities, etc.

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