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Dr. James :

the cornea has a high density of nerve endings. dry eyes can cause feeling of heaviness, sharp pains, sensation of pain behind the eyes and/or headache.

Customer:

ok, I will try t consume more omega 3 oils like flax. But wouldn't I have less of these nerve endings there because they were severed during lasik?

Customer:

meaning I'd be less effected in this way by dry eye than usual?

Dr. James :

they are decreased due the lasik, but regrow.

Dr. James :

not to 100%, but pretty close.

Dr. James :

You can have more dry eyes after lasik because less corneal sensitivity, causing decrease tear production.

Customer:

ok, I'll try artificial tears again as well. hopefully that, along with a new prescription will resolve the vision issue.

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