What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Most people will experience dry, itchy eyes sometime in their life, but if it happens regularly, it may be dry eye syndrome. This common condition is the result of a lack of adequate lubrication. Tears are vital to the general health of the eyes; therefore, if they are unbalanced, it can lead to severe discomfort of the eyes and even decreased eyesight. Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists provides many different solutions for patients in Napa, CA dealing with dry eye syndrome. We will conduct a thorough eye exam to accurately assess your dry eye and establish whether you have an underlying condition. To find out more about dry eye syndrome, call our Napa, CA office to schedule an exam.
What Can I Expect from Dry Eye Syndrome Treatments?
If you have dry eye syndrome, you may experience hazy vision, as well as red, scratchy or stinging eyes. You may also feel like your eyes are heavy and sore or you may develop light sensitivity. Numerous factors can impact the dryness of one’s eyes. Examples include menopause, mobile device use, underlying conditions (like Vitamin A deficiency), and certain prescription medications. The best approach for finding out if you have dry eyes is to have a comprehensive eye exam at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley. In addition to assessing your symptoms, our team will determine any underlying problems contributing to your dry eyes. Your complete eye exam will include measuring the quantity and makeup of the tears you generate as well as a close look at your eyelids, corneas, and conjunctiva. If we do conclude that you have dry eye syndrome, we will design an individualized treatment plan based on the degree of your case. Depending on the overall cause, we could suggest a medication change with the approval of your medical doctor, provide a prescription to reduce eyelid or corneal inflammation, determine medication for tear stimulation, or prescribe inserts for the eye that make your tears last longer.
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Dry Eye FAQ
What causes dry eyes?
Dry eyes occur when the glands that produce tears do not function correctly. Risk factors for dry eye syndrome include aging, diabetes, previous laser eye surgery, eye allergies, use of contact lenses, and Sjogren's syndrome.
Is there a cure for dry eyes?
There is no permanent cure for dry eye syndrome, but symptoms can be managed with several different types of effective treatments, which will help protect vision and improve overall quality of life.
Can dry eyes cause blindness?
Without treatment, it is possible for chronic dry eye to lead to eye diseases that could cause blindness. Dry eyes pose an increased risk of eye infections and damage to your eye structures. It is important to see an eye specialist about your chronic dry eye as soon as you notice symptoms so that your ocular health and quality of life can be preserved.
Relieve Your Dry Eye Today
Dry eye syndrome is not only irritating, but it could also result in a decreased ability to see without treatment. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms and hoping to get relief, we suggest making an appointment for an exam at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley. Our skilled group of ophthalmologists at our Napa, CA office can diagnose and manage your dry eye syndrome. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.
What Treatments are Available for Dry Eye Syndrome?
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