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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 4903831, 9 pages
Review Article

Dry Eye Post-Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis: Major Review and Latest Updates

Division of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Correspondence should be addressed to Eyal Cohen

Received 6 August 2017; Accepted 12 December 2017; Published 28 January 2018

Academic Editor: Antonio Queiros

Copyright © 2018 Eyal Cohen and Oriel Spierer. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dry eye is one of the most common complications occurring after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), with virtually all patients experiencing some degree of postoperative dry eye symptoms. Enhanced understanding of the pathophysiology and mechanism of dry eye development in addition to preoperative screening of patients who are prone to dry eye is essential for better patient satisfaction and for improving short-term visual outcome postoperatively. This article reviews the latest studies published on LASIK-associated dry eye, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, preoperative assessment, and management.