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Question:
Can eye surgery cause dry eye and what is the outlook and time frame for curing dry eye?    

Answer:
Dry eye occurs naturally and can also occur as a result of ocular inflammation, as can be caused by certain eye surgeries. Usually these cases of dry eye are easily treated with moisturizing or lubricating tear drops for a relatively short period of time until normal tear production returns. I suggest you discuss your case with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.).

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Oct 18, 2012

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