Few things in life are more inconvenient than having blurry vision. It gets very tiresome keeping up with deteriorating vision and prescription changes for corrective lenses.
Many of us throw in the white towel and end this cycle with LASIK surgery. Laser vision correction is a bit costly, but it can alter your life for the better. You will no longer be a slave to wearing glasses or contacts. No more struggling to see the world clearly!
Well, perhaps your LASIK eye surgery was a success, now you may be suffering from a new dilemma. Yes, you can now see perfectly, without the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses, but now your eyes are always burning and tearing. Oddly enough, even with the excessive tearing, these are dry eye symptoms. Most people who suffer from dry eye syndrome do not have an issue with faulty tear production, the problem stems from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Blockages in the tiny eyelid glands.
First, do not fret. This is a common side effect of laser eye surgery that can be easily corrected. If you are considering LASIK discuss your concerns with your doctor prior to the procedure. If you are diagnosed with MGD, your eye doctor can treat the condition at the root with LipiFlow. This treatment is designed to remove the blockages and restore the natural oil flow to the tear film that covers the eye’s surface.
In only 12 minutes, LipiFlow treatment can prevent dry eye symptoms post-surgery. Relief from the discomfort and sometimes painful symptoms of dry eye is often achieved in a few weeks. When MGD is addressed properly, and the dry eye symptoms are eliminated, you should be able to enjoy the wonderful benefits of having LASIK surgery.