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Post LASIK Dry Eye Treatment

According to the Eagle Vision-Yankelovich poll, one out of every five U.S. residents suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome; that’s 59 million Americans!
Dry eye is the most common complication of LASIK.  In fact, about half of all LASIK patients will have dry eye after LASIK. While the condition is usually temporary and mild, significant numbers of people continue to suffer from dry eye for months or even years after the procedure.
Many people who have had LASIK  had a previously undiagnosed dry eye issue, and the procedure actually exacerbated the problem. For example, contact lens wearers who find their contact lenses uncomfortable due to dry eye, may investigate LASIK as an alternative (since they do not want to wear eyeglasses).  They then, regrettably, proceed to LASIK without proper dry eye treatment. Fortunately, pre-LASIK procedure screenings have advanced, and dry eye detection is now a condition that is hopefully detected in advance. However, there are still many, many post LASIK patients who experience dry eye.

Post LASIK Dry Eye Treatment

Dr. Irwin Azman O.D.

Dr. Irwin Azman O.D.

Dr. Irwin Azman, who has been 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 year and is always committed to staying updated on the latest, most advanced research, 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. Azman utilizes his vast knowledge to customize a treatment program that is tailored for each individual patient.

Treatment for glare after LASIK

Many patients have undergone radial keratotomy (RK), LASIK, PRK and other refractive surgeries with significant success. However, unfortunately, there are many people out there who have even had the newest LASIK procedures, but are still experiencing post Lasik side effects such as glare, starbursts, loss of night vision, and dry eye.

Glare after Lasik

Glare after Lasik

What can be done for post LASIK, PRK, and radial keratotomy (RK) complications and side effects?

Some doctors will continue to recommend additional surgical procedures, which inevitably exacerbate the problem

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Irwin Azman, a PRK patient himself, utilizes his expertise with the newest technology to resolve and treat side effects from post LASIK, radial keratotomy (RK), PRK and other refractive surgeries.

Contact Dr. Irwin Azman for a free consultation at (240) 782-2020 | www.lasikfailures.com

New Treatment for Recurrent Corneal Erosion

What is Recurrent Corneal Erosion:

Recurrent corneal erosion is the failure of the cornea‘s outermost layer of epithelial cells to attach to the underlying layer. Due to loss of cells, and exposure of sensitive corneal nerves this condition is agonizing and painful. Recurrent corneal erosion may be due to corneal dystrophy or corneal disease, but is generally caused from a previous corneal injury. Some predisposing factors, such as diabetes or a corneal dystrophy, may be the underlying cause.

Cornea Abrasion

Cornea Abrasion (Photo credit: GogDog)

Signs and Symptoms

New treatment for Recurrent Corneal Erosion is now available at Global Complex Eye Care. Utilizing amniotic membrane tissue, PROKERA® has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged or inflamed eye surfaces heal faster. Eyes treated with PROKERA® have quicker healing, less pain, less scarring, and less inflammation.The amniotic membrane in PROKERA® is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye and protects your eye’s damaged tissue while inserted.

PROKERA® was developed to treat eye diseases such as recurrent corneal erosion, infectious/inflammatory keratitis, Herpes, superficial epithelial defects, severe dry eye syndrome, and other corneal diseases.s PROKERA® is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed many quality control tests before it is provided.