Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye. Dry eyes also are described by the medical term, keratitis sicca, which generally means decreased quality or quantity of tears. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca refers to eye dryness affecting both the cornea and the conjunctiva.
Dry Eye Symptoms may include, but are not limited too; Persistent dryness, scratchy, red eyes accompanied with mild to moderate to severe irritation and burning sensation.
Dry eye treatment
There are 3 distinct layers from the outer most surface:
- Lipid layer-Contains Oils
- Aqueous layer- Contains Water
- Mucous layer-Contains Mucins
We offer the most advanced diagnostic testing to determine which tear layer is effected, along with save and effective treatments.
- Punctal plugs
- Along with therapeutic options.