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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Dry eye: Dry eye needs to be treated and stable prior to considering prk. If it is not, it can affect your outcome.
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: During prk surgery, in addition to the reshaping of the cornea that helps correct your vision, thousands of nerves are disrupted. These nerves act as ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Improves: It usually improves but can take awhile. I had dry eyes for a year after PRK. Keep up with the moisturizing drops and try the gel at night. Enjoy the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness after PRK: PRK eye surgery can temporarily cause or exacerbate dry eye. During the surgery, the tips of the nerve endings that sense dryness are removed as the s ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Many possibilities: This is an area of intense study with several new pharmaceuticals coming out yearly and diagnostic and treatment devices as well. Seek out a corneal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Scratchy: Often dry eye patients refer to irritation, scratchyness, and a feeling of sand paper in the eye. Symptoms can include light sensitivity, tearing and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Distefano
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many.....: Most common are burning, blurry vision and scratchy or foreign body sensation.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Chow
8 years experience Pharmacology
Discomfort: Feeling that you do not have enough moisture in the eyes - may be a scratchy feeling when you move your eyes around, itchiness, redness, tired or heav ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Depending on your age and health, you could have a significant problem. Dry eyes could be from simple causes but there are major health issues associ ... Read More

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