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

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.
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.

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Is it a bad idea to have laser eye surgery at such a young age at 16? My vision gets worse every year and I don't want to wait until I'm in my mid 20s

LASIK young. I would wait until after age 20, though you could do it earlier. If your vision is indeed worsening every year, than your prescription is not stable. Your correction would be a moving target and you may need to go through the surgery again not too many years afterward. Also, younger folks are at more risk of getting ectasia (corneal warpage) even withouth the surgery. Long life--better to wait. Read more...
Yes. It is a bad idea for exactly the reason you mention. Your prescription is still changing. You need to wait until it has stabilized before having the surgery; and 16 is too young to do it. Read more...

I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year

Not yet age stabilit. Myopia and astigmatism can be corrected with laser. Minimum approved age is 18. (Are you 16 or 22?) In addition to your prescription testing for stability, other very important tests and a dilated exam will be done by your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate then. There are other treatments that can correct your vision as well if your are not a good laser candidate. Read more...

I just came back from a laser eye surgery exam, they put the blurry drops in my eye to make my pupils bigger. When will the blurriness go away?

Pupil Dilation. Hi IPark. It usually takes about 3-4 hrs for the blurriness to subside. What you are experiencing is the inability of your pupil to accomodate. Read more...
In a few hours. The effect of medicines for pupil dilation do not last more than 2-4 hours. You should wake up with clear vision in the morning. Read more...

What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

More specific. We use lasers to perform lots of different surgeries in ophthalmology, everything from glaucoma to cataract, diabetes, and perhaps most well known to treat refractive error (glasses) which i assume is what you are referring to. My observation is that the rate of laser lasik eye surgery is not significantly increasing in recent years. Read more...

Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?

Yes. A scleral buckle is used to fix a retina detachment. In doing so it also increases the myopia (nearsightedness) of the eye. Lasik can help improve the uncorrected vision. Usually retinal clearance is sought before hand. If a small cataract has developed, proceeding with cataract surgery first may be more prudent in correcting the vision. Read more...
Maybe. As long as your vision is still correctable with glasses and all of your other measurements are normal, you can likely still have laser eye surgery. I usually recommend surface laser or photorefractive keratectomy (prk) to avoid issue with increased intraocular pressure and theoretical retinal issues. Read more...

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult. There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options. Read more...

Hi, I have a prick like feeling in my right eye every once in a while, normally when I look to he left suddenly or something similar. I had laser eye surgery about 2 years ago and I am pretty sure it is not related to that. How can I cure this problem and

Eye pain. You don't mention how long these symptoms have been going on but when there is pain involved in your eye you need to see an eye doctor. There are things called floaters in the eye. They are common and not a problem but they're not associated with pain. Please make an appointment with an eye doctor. Read more...