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One of the side effects of LASIK is a decrease in the amount of lubrication in the eye. The nerves in the cornea are supposed to supply information to the gland that lubricates the eyes. However, in LASIK, the cornea nerves are cut and can't trasmit the need to supply lubrication to your eyes.
If your eyes are dry after LASIK, keep in mind that the corneal nerves should eventually heal and lubrication should return when the nerves have healed. There are instances when dry eyes continue to be a problem. If you suspect this is happening to you, please consult with your doctor.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|