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Dry Eye Syndrome

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Nearly 30 million people in the US have reported symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry Eye Syndrome is considered a multi-factorial, chronic and progressive disease. Because there are many factors that can contribute to this condition, it is important to have a thorough evaluation to discover what specifically may be contributing to your dry eye and to prescribe the appropriate treatment. As dry eye specialists who are up-to-date with the most current advancements in dry eye etiology, pathology and treatments, we are beginning to understand that inflammation plays a major role in causing damage to the ocular surface resulting in signs and symptoms.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

Most have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on over-the counter drops that offer only temporary relief. Common symptoms include:

  • burning
  • watery
  • sandy gritty feeling
  • redness
  • blurred vision
  • fluctuating vision

In some cases, patients may have the condition without any symptoms at all!

Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

While dry eye can be a chronic and progressive condition, you have treatment options that our doctors can recommend based on your examination. Your personalized treatment will restore the proper balance necessary to keep your eyes healthy, more comfortable, and prevent your vision from being affected.

To learn more about this condition, watch the video below. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with us if you are experiencing any discomfort in your eyes.

Written by Weslayan Eye Associates

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