Los Angeles cataract surgery patients may experience decreased tear production following their surgery, which can lead to a condition more popularly known as dry eyes. The symptom is actually very common in most types of vision correction surgery, with close to 50 percent of patients experiencing it following their procedure. Dry eye symptoms can potentially persist for weeks or months, depending on the person. The good news is that with proper care, lubrication and rest, dry eyes can be managed and eventually go away in time.
What causes dry eyes post-surgery
Laser eye surgery lightly damages the nerve endings on the surface of the treated eye, which can lead to loss of sensitivity. As such, the eyes may not sense the need to lubricate. In this situation, the nerve endings only need to regenerate and heal so proper eye lubrication can be restored. It can take the nerves six to 12 weeks to fully heal, and the eyes can be prone to getting dry during this period. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2tEoqGm