Dry Eye Treatment
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.
Causes Of Dry 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.
Risk Factors For Developing Dry Eye
People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, but the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions or injuries.
What Happens If Dry Eye Is Left Untreated?
Dry eye is not only painful, but it can also damage the eye's tissues and impair vision. Fortunately, many treatment options are available.
Dry Eye Treatment Options
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.