Dry-Eye Syndrome, Treatments Explained!

img-dry-eyes[1]Reports from Vision Institutes are showing that dry-eye syndrome may affect up to 25 million Americans. The condition can be caused by aging, but intense smartphone or computer use may also be behind the increased number of cases observed by eye doctors. People with dry eye may not produce enough tears or the quality of the tears may not be particularly lubricating. People with dry eyes may also have tear glands that are plugged up that need to be treated which can be done with specific goggles to open the tear glands which we prescribe. While gel drops and ointments may help, prescription medications such as Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) or steroids also provide relief. Finally, people with extreme dry-eye syndrome may elect to have punctal plugs placed to help tears stay longer in the eyes. In extreme cases it may take a combination of the above listed applications. In certain cases we have found the use of a bandage contact lens is part of the treatment in combination with hydration from rewetting drops and if pain is experienced a low grade steroid is prescribed by our office. Our office has been very successful with this regimen of combinations! http://www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson/ Dr. Burt Bodan/ Dr. Do Nguyen


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