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Dry Eye and LASIK Surgery

10 Feb

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by ophthalmologists using a laser.

(Following LASIK surgery), patients are usually given a course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops. Patients are told to sleep much more and are also given a darkened pair of shields to protect their eyes from bright lights, and protective goggles to prevent rubbing of the eyes when asleep and to reduce dry eye. They also are required to moisturize the eyes with preservative-free tears and follow directions for prescription drops. Continue reading