Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye can be a serious condition that can affect your quality of life.  It can be caused by many things such as aging, a dry or windy environment such as sunny San Diego, excessive computer use, contact lenses and certain medications just to name a few!

 

Signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome:

  • Burning sensation in eyes

  • Gritty/sandy feeling in eyes

  • Light sensitivity and/or glare

  • Transient blurry vision (especially on the computer)

  • Reflex Tearing 

  • Discomfort with your contact lenses by the end of the day

 

Our doctors take dry eye very seriously and will teach patients that there is help for this syndrome. Our doctors use a combination approach to treating your dry eye so you can see more clearly and comfortably.  Some of the treatments utilized are:

  • Specialized eye drops to address your specific type of dryness

  • Nutritional advice on diet and supplements like Omega 3 fatty acids

  • Medicines, if severe dry eye can be treated with anti-inflammatory drops, immunosuppressive drops or  even a pill

  • Punctal occlusion which is a short procedure that helps slow down the drainage of tears from your eyes and can reduce the need for frequent eye drops.

 

Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the latest in dry eye management.

 

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