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Undergone lasik surgery. Eye is red after washing. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Nov-2013
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i had lasik surgery past 2 1/2 month after washing me eye i will be red why plz help me regarding this
User:i had lasik surgery past 2 1/2 month after washing my eye i will be red why plz help me regarding this
User:i had lasik surgery past 2 1/2 month after washing my eye it will be red why plz help me regarding this
Doctor:Redness following Lasik surgery is generally due to eye dryness.
Doctor:This dryness and redness is generally noticed for few days to weeks.
Doctor:If you notice severe persisting redness after every eye wash
User:how to reduce dry eye am using systan ultra drops
Doctor:you need to visit your treating doctor
Doctor:for examination.
Doctor:Only an eye examination can confirm if this redness is purely due to dryness.
Doctor:If it is indeed due to dryness you can wait for some more time.
Doctor:Sustan drops is good lubricant to treat eye drops.
Doctor:you can use the drops
User:i visited last month he told that nothing .....you will be fine after 2 week they gave me ointment
Doctor:as suggested by your doctor.
Doctor:since the redness happens only after eye wash, it is better to avoid eye washing for some more time.
Doctor:If the problem persists, visit your doctor for evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:but after 3 week also am facing this problem
User:how to control dry eye .......
User:how to control dry eye .......
Doctor:Like I said dry eyes is generally normal after Lasik surgery.
Doctor:As your doctor suggested in most people the dryness lasts for 2-3 weeks
User:still how long it will be dry eye sir
Doctor:in some the effects can last for more time.
Doctor:Now, without examining your eye
Doctor:it is difficult for me to predict if the redness
Doctor:that you notice is just because of dry eye
Doctor:or any other issue.
Doctor:Since it is more than 2 months now and you still experience dryness
Doctor:it is better to consult the same doctor for examination.
Doctor:if your doctor feel the redness is only due to dryness
Doctor:you can wait for some more time.
User:after lasik surgery how long eyes will be dry when it will be rectify this issue after 6 month or 8 month
Doctor:Hope you understand.
User:after lasik surgery how long eyes will be dry when it will be rectify this issue after 6 month or 8 month plz tell me doctor dont feel bad
Doctor:In some people dry eyes can be permanent.
Doctor:It can improve after few months in some people.
Doctor:As I said, at this point it is better to confirm whether your symptom is just due to dry eyes or any thing else.
Doctor:If there is something other than dry eye your ophthalmologist will have plans to treat it.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
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