Dry Eye Therapy
If so, you may be suffering from something called Dry Eye Disease.
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry Eye Disease can happen for a variety of reasons. It is characterized by an imbalance of the tear film. Since, the tear film has 3 main layers: the lipid layer, the aqueous layer, and the mucous layer; Dry Eye Disease occurs when there is an issue with any of those components. This can result in salty tears and inflammation, and if left untreated, can lead to long-term problems.
There are certain medications and medical conditions that make it more likely for someone to develop Dry Eye Disease. Seasonal allergies, autoimmune conditions (such as arthritis, scleroderma, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome), and a deficiency of vitamin A can increase the probability of developing Dry Eye.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms?
Here are a few common symptoms that one can experience:
What Are The Treatment Options?
There are several treatment options available for Dry Eye Disease. These include:
As symptoms and presentations vary person to person, it is often best to speak with an experienced optometrist, who can help to diagnose your Dry Eye Disease and come up with an appropriate treatment plan.
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We understand that Dry Eye Disease can have a major impact on your quality of life, and we’re here to help! Dr. Mah and Dr. Baker both have a keen interest in Dry Eye Disease, and combined have extensive experience treating this condition.