When will I start to see dry eye treatment results?

Well, in a patient with a dry eye who’s not currently receiving any treatment,
they will notice an almost immediate improvement in their symptoms with
treatment, with the appropriate artificial tear drops. Of course, if somebody’s
had a dry eye for a long time, that will cause secondary changes on
the surface of the eye, inflammatory changes. In other words, the surface of the eye’s become a little bit raw because for a long time they’ve been blinking with a dry eye, almost like blinking with sandpaper. So the surface of the eye will be raw, so it will then take some weeks for that rawness to settle with the artificial tear drops. So an immediate improvement, but long term for the eyes to settle can take several weeks.

More about Robert Morris

Rob Morris is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in cataract and refractive surgery, including Refractive Lens Exchange, and adult squint. He has over 30 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Rob Morris founded Grange Eye Consultants to manage the increasing demand for more complex refractive surgery. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. He is currently Medical Director at Optegra Eye Hospitals.