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Seven weeks post cataract surgery on right eye. After surgery eye drops now have dry eye and need drops. Is this common and goes away with time?

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Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Use lubricating drop

This probably existed pre cataract surgery.
Need to use lubricating drops.May improve with time.

In brief: Use lubricating drop

This probably existed pre cataract surgery.
Need to use lubricating drops.May improve with time.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dry Eye after CE

Dry Eye after Cataract Extraction is not uncommon.
Cataract surgery can cause dry eye to worsen or cause a temporary dry eye (corneal nerves are usually cut during surgery; also if cornea cut to decrease astigmatism). If no underlying meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea, sx can last days-months. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears for relief.

In brief: Dry Eye after CE

Dry Eye after Cataract Extraction is not uncommon.
Cataract surgery can cause dry eye to worsen or cause a temporary dry eye (corneal nerves are usually cut during surgery; also if cornea cut to decrease astigmatism). If no underlying meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea, sx can last days-months. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears for relief.
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