PREVENTING DRY EYES AFTER LASIK WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Dry eyes are a condition that millions of people suffer from. Many will not even consider improving their vision with LASIK, because they believe their dry eyes could worsen. In most cases, dry eyes are caused when a person does not produce enough tears, or the right consistency to adequately lubricate the eye. Read on to learn why older technologies became associated with causing dry eyes after LASIK and how newer technologies greatly diminish this risk and deliver the best vision possible.
What causes dry eyes?
Ultrafine nerve fibers in your eye actively monitor the corneal surface for irritation and dryness. Stimuli of those nerves cause the eye to blink and to secrete more tears. The neurotransmitters also trigger cells on the surface of the cornea to reproduce and divide. If these nerves are damaged, corneal sensitivity may be reduced. As a result, your eye may not know that it needs lubrication, producing less tears then it needs.
In addition, certain medications and environmental factors can lead to dry eyes or dry eye syndrome. Wearing contact lenses, allergies (and their remedies,) or heating and air conditioning systems, could all contribute to the condition. If it is not fixed, it could lead to cornea inflammation, as well as red eyes and painful itching.
Can LASIK aggravate or cause dry eyes
In the beginning years of laser vision correction, dry eyes after surgery was one of the most common side effects of LASIK. During a LASIK eye surgery, a small corneal flap is created to allow access to the deeper layers of the cornea. While creating the cornea flap, some nerve fibers are severed or disrupted, impeding their function and ability to regenerate, leading to dry eyes after LASIK
However, newer technologies have significantly decreased the occurrence of dry eyes after LASIK.
PREVENTING DRY EYES AFTER LASIK
Eye surgeons recommend patients use lubricating eye drops or other therapies to keep moisture in the eyes following LASIK eye surgery. As a precaution, your surgeon may give you treatments before the procedure to increase eye lubrication, even if you do not suffer from dry eyes.
However, the best way eye surgeons can decrease the occurrence of dry eyes after LASIK is to decrease disruption of the cell structure when creating the cornea flap. By preserving the cell structure as much as possible, fiber optic nerves are preserved and can more easily regenerate themselves following laser eye surgery.
This is why discerning patients insist their NYC LASIK provider use the latest generation of eye lasers for their procedure. When a skilled and experienced eye surgeon utilizes the best technology and most advanced techniques available, they ensure patients receive the best results possible, with the least amount of side effects possible, such as dry eyes after LASIK.
NEW TECHNOLOGY PREVENTS DRY EYES AFTER LASIK
Dr. Dello Russo, world-renowned eye surgeon and leading LASIK NYC provider, decreases the chance of dry eyes after LASIK by using a gentle laser with highly focused energy for the greatest precision possible when creating the cornea flap. This technique improves the disruption of the orderly orientation of collagen fibers in the cornea. Older LASIK technologies that use an overload of laser pulse energy or poor laser focus from a second laser will create a disorganized collagen next to the flap interface, increasing the probability of dry eye symptoms.
Another innovative technique employed at Dello Russo Laser Vision to prevent dry eyes provides customized LASIK using wavefront mappingof the corneal bed. This high magnification and topographical mapping of the patient’s cornea provides the surgeon with greater precision to preserve vital nerves and cell structures.
Infrared femtosecond lasers over bladed microkeratomes is another advanced LASIK technique that ensures the surface of the corneal bed and undersurface of the LASIK flap are as smooth as possible, a factor proven to be fundamental in preventing dry eyes after LASIK.
DON’T LET THE FEAR OF DRY EYES KEEP YOU FROM PERFECT VISION
The side effect of dry eyes after LASIK can be a fear of the past by choosing a NYC LASIK surgeon that provides patients with the highest standard of care possible by using the most advanced LASIK technology available. That is why discerning patients choose Dello Russo Laser Vision for Lasik in NYC or New Jersey. With unparalleled experienced and a career built around developing and utilizing innovative LASIK techniques, Dr. Dello Russo guarantees his patient’s receive the best results possible. Find out if LASIK is right for you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dello Russo by signing up online or calling (800) 393 2273.
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