Post-surgical dry eye
How cataract and laser eye surgery can impact dry eye.
Dry eye signs and symptoms are common after eye surgeries like cataract removal and laser eye surgery (also known as LASIK surgery), occurring in a vast majority of people who have the surgery.
Studies have shown that after surgery, 95% of people who underwent LASIK surgery and upwards of 87% of people who underwent cataract surgery experience dry eye symptoms. Although usually temporary, dry eye as a result of LASIK surgery usually peaks in the first few months after surgery, and then symptoms begin to improve in the vast majority of patients at 6–12 months after surgery.
Allon Barsam, Director and Founding Partner Ophthalmic Consultants of London
Dry eyes can substantially affect a person’s perception of their surgery and their level of satisfaction. Awareness and understanding of post-surgical dry eye is important, as well as finding an effective solution for managing symptoms.
Managing symptoms of dry eye has been shown to assist with post-surgical recovery.
Cationorm’s® unique solution protects and hydrates the eye, while promoting healing, to provide long-lasting dry eye relief.
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