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A common complaint after LASIK surgery is dry eyes.

You may already have dry eyes, and your eye doctor performed LASIK to correct your vision anyway. Now your vision is blurry, red, and you have eye pain. 

Is there anything you can do now? 

The answer is yes. TheraLife can help.  

Post LASIK dry eye treatment

TheraLife has the complete dry eye solution

Addressing the fundamental causes of dry eyes like underactive tear secretion, TheraLife® goes right to the source of the problem. TheraLife® addresses promote the body’s healing tears ending the reliance on artificial tears, drugs, or additional surgery.

End your reliance on measures for your chronic dry eyes that don’t heal but only mask the problem. Dry eyes from LASIK surgery may be unavoidable, but living with chronic dry eyes is not. TheraLife® goes a long way to help those who want to live with healthy eyes. Try TheraLife® today and find relief for your chronic dry eyes.

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Introduction to dry eyes LASIK

For those with near-sighted vision, the ability to see without glasses or contacts can be a freeing experience. 

Laser-assister in situ keratomileuses (LASIK) surgery has provided this freedom for millions of people with this simple surgery. Key issues to consider before LASIK surgery as follows:   

  • The most common complication of LASIK surgery is dry eyes.
  • Many people report dry eye symptoms before surgery.
  • Damage to the corneal nerves and conjunctival goblet cells often proceeds to dry eye syndrome.
  • Dry eyes are the number one complaint about people not satisfied with the outcome of LASIK surgery.
  • It takes six months to 1 year after LASIK to return to normal for signs of dry eye and corneal sensation.
  • There are several treatment options for post-LASIK patients, including medications, teardrops, and TheraLife® treatment.

Diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface. Dry eye symptoms include eye pain, blurry vision, red, irritation, tired and lots of inflammation.

Those who have this type of discomfort before can almost assure LASIK surgery of an increase in the severity of symptoms related to dry eye disease. Up to 95% of patients who have LASIK report experiencing symptoms of dry eyes. Luckily, we can treat dry eyes.

Post-dry eye LASIK Problems

Research studies showed that LASIK decreases tear quality and production. Most people report an improvement within six months to a year after surgery. The overall conclusions of these research studies are inconclusive. All of the studies identified some recovery within nine months of surgery.

The corneal sensation is another common problem after LASIK surgery. Since LASIK damages the nerve fibers of the cornea, the lack of sensory feelings in the corneal region leads to irritation of the eye. Corneal sensitivity studies differ in their findings. Some studies place pre-operative levels of sensation at one month. In contrast, others found that even at 16 months, not all abnormalities of corneal sensation have returned to pre-LASIK normal levels.

The corneal nerves and sub-basal nerve plexus of the eye are affected by LASIK. However, these nerves have shown to grow additional unconnected nerve fibers approximately three months after surgery. These nerves not only grow but attach between the segments causing an increase in sensitivity over time.

Due to the conflicting and sometimes confusing results of studies, more in-depth analyses of the effects of surgery on the ocular region will help.

Dry Eye LASIK Treatments post surgery

Quality of life can be significantly affected by chronic dry eyes. Burning, itching, irritation, and overall discomfort can cause people to regret LASIK surgery. However, there is hope. There are several types of treatment for dry eyes, including artificial tears, additional surgery, lid massage or scrubbing, warm moist compresses, drugs, and all-natural therapies like TheraLife®.  

While artificial tears show initial promise, the continued use presents problems for patients in the long term. Drugs to decrease inflammation are also beneficial, but many patients are looking for a natural way to find relief for their dry eyes. TheraLife® is an all-natural product for dry eye relief.

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