Dry eyes occur when your tear glands don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes. This condition can be uncomfortable and painful. It can be caused by both medical and environmental factors.
Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
Performing laser eye surgery usually causes changes in the level of the cornea. Usually, these changes can disrupt the functioning of the cornea and cause dry eye. It’s best to know that a person is more likely to have eye dryness than other eye surgery procedures after performing LASIK. In fact, in the LASIK operation, the lining of the cornea is thin, the specific nerves at the cornea are temporarily cut off, which reduces the sense of the cornea and thus leads to dry eyes. Under normal conditions, this damaged nerve is restored and the cornea is restored again. However, it may take more time for some people who have a dry eye condition.
Although eye dryness is unavoidable in some eye surgery operations such as LASIK, it is possible to reduce the severity of the disease by adopting strategies to prevent dry eye. Here are some ways to prevent eye dryness.