Why do I have scratchy dry eyes after cataract surgery?
As your eye heals post-surgery you will likely experience some scratchy, dry feelings.
It is my opinion that this is from a combination of new corneal nerve regeneration through the wounds and also some true dry eye issues (likely induced/worsened by the wounds).
The key is lots and lots of proactive rewetting drops... Even before surgery!
If you already have dry eye issues, make sure that you follow your dry eye protocol precisely in the weeks leading up to both your eye measurements and surgery.