Dry Eye 2017-04-11T11:23:41+00:00

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that affects approximately one third of the population. In fact, it is one of the most common complaints within an optometric office.

There are two major classifications of dry eye disease:

  • Aqueous Deficiency – When not enough tears are being produced
  • Evaporative dry eye – When there is a problem with the oil producing glands in the eye

Dry eyes are a result of a multitude of factors. Some include:

  • Aging and hormonal changes
  • Medications (i.e. antihistamines, antidepressants, birth control pills)
  • Environment
  • Dehydration
  • Systemic Disease

Dry eye patients display some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Scratching, burning, and foreign body sensation
  • Red eyes
  • Tearing eyes
  • Difficulty opening eyes in the morning
  • Frequent eye infections

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition that may not be completely curable, however the associated irritation can be managed. There are several new and exciting treatments for patients that have been plagued by this chronic condition including:

  • Restasis
  • Punctal plugs
  • Steroid Drops
  • Artificial Tears
  • Omega 3 FA
  • Meibomian Gland Expression
  • Soft, Scleral Lenses and EyePrintPRO™
  • Lipiflow
  • Autologous Serum Eye Drops

Dr. Thakrar has been managing dry eye patients for years.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please contact our optometry office to schedule an eye examination so we can discuss potential treatment options with you.
Schedule an appointment to discuss dry eye treatments today.