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Just wondering if any of you developed dry eye and irritation after surgery? Not sure if it’s related at all. But mine have become truly bothersome. Just wondering.

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I have been experiencing dry eye. I kind of wrote it off to a sinus infection I'm dealing with. It could be related to the surgery.

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My opthamologist gave me a prescription for Pataday, use it morning and bedtime.

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Are you getting all your liquids? I've had dry eye for years (unrelated to surgery) and when I get dehydrated, it gets worse.

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I am a nurse practitioner and RNFA. Not sure how the surgery itself could be causing dry eye, but if it occurred immediately after surgery, it could be because your eyes weren't fully closed and sealed during the case. The anaesthetist usually will close your eyes, and tape them with their choice of adhesive. Otherwise the extremely dry and cold air of an OR could damage your eyes.

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On 01/05/2019 at 17:27, notmyname said:



Are you getting all your liquids? I've had dry eye for years (unrelated to surgery) and when I get dehydrated, it gets worse.


I doing at least 80oz a day. Easily.

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Just now, MrClasik said:
3 minutes ago, notmyname said:


Are you getting all your liquids? I've had dry eye for years (unrelated to surgery) and when I get dehydrated, it gets worse.

I doing at least 80oz a day. Easily.

ah, so that's likely not it.

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On 01/05/2019 at 17:29, Saxons said:



I am a nurse practitioner and RNFA. Not sure how the surgery itself could be causing dry eye, but if it occurred immediately after surgery, it could be because your eyes weren't fully closed and sealed during the case. The anaesthetist usually will close your eyes, and tape them with their choice of adhesive. Otherwise the extremely dry and cold air of an OR could damage your eyes.


I could see how that could happen. I’m almost a month out though. Was just wondering if it may be due to a deficiency or something of that nature. I’m using PatchMD Patches.

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Are you able to take capsules yet or consume small amounts of oil? Fish oil and flaxseed oil are good for dry eyes. Small amount of flaxseed oil can be added to Protein Shakes, yoghurts etc.

Eye drops that are preservative free are better for your eyes than the those that have preservatives, and will do fine if you can't take capsules or flaxseed oil.

If you end up with a dry mouth and nose too you may want to check with your doctor to check for health issues.

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On 01/05/2019 at 20:16, 2shea said:



Are you able to take capsules yet or consume small amounts of oil? Fish oil and flaxseed oil are good for dry eyes. Small amount of flaxseed oil can be added to Protein Shakes, yoghurts etc.




Eye drops that are preservative free are better for your eyes than the those that have preservatives, and will do fine if you can't take capsules or flaxseed oil.




If you end up with a dry mouth and nose too you may want to check with your doctor to check for health issues.






I take pills capsules just fine. I’ll try that. Yeah I’m going thru eye drops bottles like mad. I see my docs Tue for 4 week follow up. I’ll definitely be discussing this with them, though may be totally unrelated.

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I was diagnosed with dry eye a year ago and yes, feel it more since surgery. Doctor recommended Refresh liquid Tears and as long as I use them 2-3 times a day I’m good.

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Must run in my family because both my son and I have that, and he does use Refresh Eye Drops also.

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Eyes back to normal. Don’t know what that was about but I’m glad it’s over!! On to getting slim!!

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Just wondering if any of you developed dry eye and irritation after surgery? Not sure if it’s related at all. But mine have become truly bothersome. Just wondering.
No. But my skin has been WAY too dry. A problem I've never had. Thank God for shea butter!

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