Dry Eye Treatment

 

Dry eye is one of the most common conditions causing blurry vision and discomfort. The cause of dry eyes can vary from patient to patient. for some, it is caused by decreased tear production, while others have increased tear evaporation or an imbalance in the tear makeup (water, oil and mucus layers). common causes of decreased tear production include aging, medical conditions (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, sjogren's) and laser eye surgery. evaporative dry eyes is seen in windy ENVIRONMENTS, dry air, and decreased blink rate due to computer and reading. Conditions such as blepharitis and rosacea may cause inflammation along the edge of the eyelid and blockage of the meibomian glands which can create an imbalance in tear composition.

Common Dry eye symptoms include burning, tearing, redness, foreign body sensation, and blurry vision. These symptoms may significantly impact quality of life and should not be accepted. There are a variety of treatment options available including: artificial tears, ointments, omega-3 supplements, Punctal Occlusion, and prescription drops such as restasis and Xiidra.

Dr. McCarthy is an expert in the management and treatment of dry eyes. please contact the office for more information.