Dry Eye Syndrome

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your tears don’t keep the front surface of your eye (the cornea) well-lubricated. Tears aid in your cornea’s health as well as your comfort. Low tear production and unbalanced tear composition can have lasting effects on your vision.

Do I have dry eye syndrome?

  • Stinging and itching eye(s)
  • Excessive tearing or light sensitivity
  • Decreased or blurry vision
  • Inflammation, redness, or sandy/gritty feeling

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be showing early signs of dry eye syndrome. Schedule a consultation.

Treatment Options for Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is generally a condition that is not cured (depending on the cause), but it can be managed. The most common approach to controlling mild dry eye syndrome is with the use of artificial tears to lubricate the cornea. One temporary solution is the use of over-the-counter artificial tears to moisten the cornea. This solution is temporary because it does not address the underlying problem, which is often inflammation. Now, there is an FDA approved prescription eye drop, called Restasis, designed to decrease inflammation, thereby helping to make tears that are more efficient in lubricating the eye. This not only increases the patient’s comfort but also prevents more serious damage from occurring.

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