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When should I see a doctor about dry eyes after LASIK?

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Artificial tears and other standard treatments for dry eye can work well after LASIK. If your symptoms are mild, you can wait to talk about them with your doctor during your next appointment. But call your doctor immediately if you feel severe pain or if your vision or other symptoms get worse instead of better.

From: Dry Eye After LASIK WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Ophthalmology: “Post-LASIK dry eye.”

Medscape: “Dry eyes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dry eyes.”

FDA: “How Lasik Eye Surgery Works,” “What should I expect before, during, and after surgery?”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance: “Dry Eye Treatment.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on June 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Ophthalmology: “Post-LASIK dry eye.”

Medscape: “Dry eyes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dry eyes.”

FDA: “How Lasik Eye Surgery Works,” “What should I expect before, during, and after surgery?”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance: “Dry Eye Treatment.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on June 24, 2017

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