Can Laser Glaucoma Surgery Make Your Dry Eyes Worse?

Can Laser Glaucoma Surgery Make Your Dry Eyes Worse?

Apr 25, 2018Dr. Travis Zigler

Dry Eyes After Laser Eye Surgery

Is there any connection between having laser glaucoma surgery done and dry eyes getting worse?


I would say that normally glaucoma drops would make your dry eye worse. Although we don't normally think of glaucoma surgery making your dry eye worse, I always say any surgery that you are having on the front of your eyes, even if it's a laser that they are using, is still possible to cause dry eyes.


It is a high energy light that is going into your eyes so it is hitting your cornea. We do not really seeing it affecting it that much, but if it is a laser glaucoma surgery it is still going through your cornea. It is tough to know the damage that is occuring, if any. It could be just a temporary side effect and hopefully it will go away for you and is not something that will be around forever.


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