Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment Langhorne PA

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye occurs when the eyes aren't sufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don't produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves have a chemical imbalance.

Risks of Untreated Dry Eye Syndrome

People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, but the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions or injuries. Dry eye is not only painful, it can also damage the eye's tissues and impair vision. Fortunately, many treatment options are available.

Dry Eye Treatment

Non-surgical treatments for dry eye include blinking exercises, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed. Eyelid surgery or blepharitis performed by one of our doctors is also a solution if an eyelid condition is causing your dry eyes.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at 215-757-6200 . Our practice serves Langhorne, PA, and surrounding areas.

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