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A 24-year-old member asked:

i just had laser eye surgery a year ago, any specific eye drops for extreme dryness?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Systane is an over the counter eye drop for relief of eye dryness after lasik. Restasis is an expensive prescription medication for the same treatment. For extreme dry eye conditions, a thin coat of petrolatum is an effective inexpensive option. Be sure to clean your fingers prior to applying.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Systane is a great over the counter eye moisturizer after surgery. Restasis is an expensive prescription alternative. For severe dry eyes try a thin layer of petrolatum.

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