According to the Eagle Vision-Yankelovich poll, one out of every fiveÂ U.S. residentsÂ suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome; that’sÂ 59 million Americans!
Dry eye is the most common complication of LASIK.Â In fact,Â about half of all LASIK patients will have dry eye after LASIK. While the conditionÂ isÂ usually temporary and mild, significant numbers of people continue toÂ suffer fromÂ dry eyeÂ for monthsÂ or even years after the procedure.
Many people who have had LASIK Â had a previously undiagnosedÂ dry eyeÂ issue, and the procedure actuallyÂ exacerbated the problem. For example,Â contact lensÂ wearers who find their contact lenses uncomfortable due to dry eye, may investigate LASIK as an alternative (since they do not want to wearÂ eyeglasses). Â They then,Â regrettably, proceed to LASIK without proper dry eye treatment.Â Fortunately, pre-LASIK procedureÂ screenings have advanced, and dry eye detection is now a condition that is hopefully detected in advance. However, there are still many, manyÂ post LASIK patients whoÂ experience dry eye.
Post LASIK Dry Eye Treatment
Dr. Irwin Azman O.D.
Dr. Irwin Azman,Â who has beenÂ in practice for over 30 years, specializes in post LASIK complications and side effects. Dr. Azman, a PRK patient himself, has been involved in refractive surgery for over 20 yearÂ and isÂ alwaysÂ committed toÂ staying updated on the latest, most advanced research,Â education and technologies. Dr. Azman utilizes his knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide his patients with treatments for post LASIK complications and side effects, without further surgical procedures. Each dry eye patient is different, and Dr. AzmanÂ utilizes his vast knowledge to customize a treatment program that is tailored for each individual patient.