Are Dry Eyes Less Likely After Having Prk or Lasik Surgery?

If this is a common side effect of both, which procedure has a faster recovery time?

Doctor Answers 2

Both PRK and LASIK surgery can cause dry eyes

Both PRK and LASIK surgery can cause dry eyes. But, symptoms are generally transient and improve over time.

New York Ophthalmologist
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Dry Eye and Laser Surgery

One of the main advantages of PRK over LASIK is the reduced incidence of dry eye following surgery.  The reason being that thereis no flap made with PRK, and no cutting of the corneal nerves.

Cary M. Silverman, MD
West Orange Ophthalmologist

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