Dry eye is an eye condition that involves an inability to produce the proper amount and quality of tears. Your eyes need to produce moisture in order to ensure clear vision and quality ocular surface. The most common symptoms of dry eyes is dry, itchy, and red eyes. If you have dry eye, you are likely to experience these symptoms more often when looking at light. Dry eyes are associated with aging, diabetes and several other medical conditions. Additionally, patients with prolonged computer or other digital device use are predisposed to developing dry eyes.
In order to treat a dry eye condition, you will need to see an eye care professional. Your eye doctor will be able to diagnose you properly with having this condition. They will then prescribe you with prescription strength eye drops to lubricate your eyes. For more advanced cases of dry eyes, you may be fitted with punctal plugs. Eye surgery may be needed in certain cases, such as the closing of tear ducts to prevent tear loss.
As a leading eye surgeon and physician, Dr. Lapsi of Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive dry eye solutions. Whether you respond effectively to prescription strength eye drops or you need a more advanced treatment via eye surgery, Dr. Lapsi will be able to assist you. She will also work with you regarding lifestyle changes, such as the use of specialty devices to help treat your condition.
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