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Does anesthesia cause dry eyes?

Is it possible to cause dry eyes because of using anesthesia? Why or why not?
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  • california_babi


    Yes, it is possible for you to get dry eyes because of using anesthesia . You may have the dehydration to some degree after using the anesthesia because of the closing state of the sense. You could use the eye drops to release your symptom. You should eat more food with vitamin C to moisture the eyes.
  • walker_


    It seems that you just used some anesthesia, which could make some parts of your body feel nothing, especially during surgeries. Anyway, anesthesia could bring you some side effects, and sometimes some people might be allergic to those anesthesia, and thus have some problems, dry eyes is one of those consequences, and dry eyes could be resulted from those allergic reactions. Anyway, anesthesia is double edged blade, you have to consult a doctor and get some treatment.
  • Joan


    Yes, it is very possible. There are glands in eyelids which can produce tears to moisturize and lubricate our eyes. Because of less sufficient lubrication in eyes, the conjunctiva would be less moist than normal, which might resulted in redness, and grittiness of eyes and blurry vision. This is so called dryness of eyes. There are many cause of eye dryness, including any condition which causes corneal scarring, sjogren syndrome, lagophthalmos, riley-day syndrome and deep anesthesia. Deep anesthesia is a cause of dry eyes, but it is not a big deal, you don’t have to worry too much. Just instill some artificial tears into eyes, which could relieve the symptom right away. This dryness can go away soon.

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