Dry Eye Treatments
Dry eye affects approximately 20 million people in the United States and unfortunately, many suffer quietly every day, living in discomfort.
If your eyes are red, gritty, itchy and burning, you may be suffering from Dry Eye disease.
Overtime if left untreated, this disease can progress to serious damage to the front surface of the eye (cornea) causing scarring. This results in vision loss as well as poor eye health immunity.
Tears provide lubrication and reduce the risk of eye infection. They wash away foreign matter in the eye as well as keep the surface of the eye smooth and clear.. With each blink of the eyelids, tears are spread across the front surface of the eye.
When our eyes are not properly lubricated, our vision and comfort can suffer greatly.
Do you experience any of the following symptoms?
- Irritated, scratchy, or burning eyes
- Excess watering, or sticky eyes
- A feeling of something in the eye
- Blurred or fluctuating vision
- Prone to styes
- Eyes irritated upon awakening?
- Eyes unusually sensitive to cigarette smoke, smog, air conditioning, central heating?
Causes of Dry Eye
Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition in which the eye does not produce enough tears, or the tears of of poor quality – either too thin to lubricate and nourish the eye or evaporating too quickly from the eye.
Treatment of Dry Eye
EYELID / EYELASH CLEANING
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) is an extremely common problem which can cause irritation to both the eyelids and the eyes. Typically, under magnification, it appears like dandruff on the eyelid margin. Most people cannot effectively treat this on their own and require professional help to most effectively manage this problem.
MEIBOMIAN GLAND EXPRESSION
This is the single most effective treatment for dry eye sufferers. Using a combination of soothing warm moist heat and special tools, blocked meibomian glands can be opened and restored to function properly.
While dry eye can be a chronic condition, the doctors at Specs Appeal can provide treatment. This will provide you relief, keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.