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How Does LASIK Affect Dry Eyes?

Dry EyeDry eyes are a common aftermath of LASIK surgery, with LASIK patients typically experiencing symptoms for 6-12 months.   

At Southwest Family Eye Health Center in Fort Worth, we're here to support you with your recovery from dry eye symptoms.

Why Does Dry Eye Occur After LASIK?

Understanding the causes and risk factors of LASIK-related dry eyes is crucial in managing and alleviating the symptoms.

The cause of dry eyes after LASIK lies in the damage to the corneal nerves during the procedure. The cornea - the transparent front part of the eye - becomes less sensitive, so the nerve impulses controlling tear production become less effective. This results in dry eyes. 

Will It Happen to Me?

Not everyone is equally susceptible to LASIK-related dry eyes. Those with preexisting dry eye syndrome, high myopia, autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, certain medications, dry environments, cataracts, glaucoma, or keratoconus, are at higher risk of developing post-LASIK dry eye symptoms. In these cases, your eye doctor may recommend alternative ways to correct your vision. 

Dry Eye Treatments in Fort Worth

If you're experiencing dry eyes after LASIK or for any other reason, the team at Southwest Family Eye Health Center in Fort Worth is here to support you. We offer a wide range of treatments to relieve dry eye symptoms, so you can enjoy your life to the fullest. 

Why live with discomfort? Call us today!

Our practice serves patients from Fort Worth, River Oaks, Westover Hills, and Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities.

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