What can I do if I still get dry eyes more than 1 year after LASIK?
Dry eyes following Lasik is very common. Unfortunately, a small group of patients do experience persistent dry eyes after an extended period of recovery following Lasik.
If you are in that unfortunate group, there are fortunately many options available to you in the current time.
These range from:
- New sophisticated lubricating eye drops to
- Secretagogue eyedrops (which stimulate the endogenous production of tears / mucin from goblet cells) including Diquasfosol 3%, and
- Anti-inflammatory eyedrops which increase tear secretion by immuno-modulation effects on the lacrimal gland - these include topical steroids and Cyclosporin A.
There are also options to minimise the need for frequent eye drops, including punctal occlusion. You should speak to your ophthalmologist for a bespoke solution to your concerns of persistent dry eyes after Lasik surgery./html>