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Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Feels like both eyes have very big items in them, comes on

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Feels like both eyes have very big items in them, comes on suddeny, very painful, goes gradually, but re-occurs periodically, always starts during the night..if i wake up during the night especially. Had laser eye surgery 6 months ago
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

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Dr. James :

What type of laser eye surgery did you have?
When was the last time your saw your eye doctor?

JACUSTOMER-lj8uljbd- :

Wavefront eye surgery to improve long didtance sight

JACUSTOMER-lj8uljbd- :

I hav not seen eye doctor for 4 months

Dr. James :

A common side effect of refractive eye surgery is dry eyes. Most patients will have some measure of dry eyes after the surgery. It is important to keep your eyes lubricated. The foreign body sensation you have are similar to complaints in patients who have dry eyes. The feel as if they may have "rocks" or "grains of sand" in their eyes.

Dr. James :

If it worsens despite good lubrication of your eyes, you should see your ophthalmologist again for an evaluation.

JACUSTOMER-lj8uljbd- :

Woul you recommend a suitable treatment?

Dr. James :

Frequent use of artificial tears.

JACUSTOMER-lj8uljbd- :

How long might i need to do this?

Dr. James :

For laser related dry eyes, it may take 6-12 months for the corneal nerves to regeneration following the laser treatment.

Dr. James :

*regenerate

Dr. James :

Do you have any more questions I can answer for you?