Almost all people who undergo LASIK surgery to correct their vision will experience dry eye at least for a while.

"With LASIK, there is damage to the surface of the eye that can affect tear production," says Cushing. "Part of it is probably because nerves are cut and they are part of what tells the eyes to produce tears. It's like a feedback mechanism."

Fortunately, this type of dry eye is usually mild and only lasts three to six months. Still, it's important to get proper treatment as treating the dry eye will make sure the LASIK procedure is as successful as possible. 

Dry eye can also result from other surgeries that affect the cornea (as LASIK does) and even from cosmetic surgery that involves the eyelids.

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February 29, 2016

It's never anyone's first choice to have surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and indeed, most doctors say you shouldn't even think about GERD surgery unless you have prolonged, persistent heartburn that doesn't respond to medication. (And you've already tried all the recommended lifestyle changes, including losing weight, changing your eating habits, cutting out alcohol, and quitting smoking, among others.)

GERD surgery works for some people and not others, but the good news is that GERD procedures are more successful than in the past. The most common GERD surgery, fundoplication, helps 60% to 90% of the people who have the procedure. If you and your doctor determine that GERD surgery is worth a try, there are several options to choose from, including fundoplication or other techniques.

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