Dr Wu: A lot of patients, you know, aren't really aware that what they're experiencing is dry eyes.
So at the end of the day, you may feel like your eyes, you're having a hard time keeping your eyes open.
You may feel like your eyes feel a little sticky or just not, not quite right.
And these are early signs of dry eye symptoms.
And so with dry eyes, we definitely want to treat it at the early stages before it gets progresses to a more serious condition. And that can start to affect your quality of life, your vision, and your ability to wear contact lenses, et cetera,
Dr Mendelson: Any patients consider any surgical intervention whether its cataract surgery or LASIK surgery will benefit from better outcomes once they have a nice pristine tear layer.
So this needs to be determined and others before any surgical intervention, because patients are going to benefit from much, much better vision post surgery.
So again, very important if anyone considers any surgery such as LASIK or cataract, make sure that the dry eyes, even if you don't feel dry, that you're doctor inspects the glands of the eye, and take any steps that are necessary to ensure a good outcome.