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Causes and Treatments For Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes Treatment with Your Midland Optometrist

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, commonly known as dry eye syndrome or DES, is a medical condition that results in chronic dry eyes. Dry eyes are a prevalent medical problem, showing up most often in older people. Urias Eyecare is a top-performing optometry clinic operating in these areas. This eye care center is comprised of a team of qualified, friendly, and hard-working professionals who are trained to deal with a wide variety of eye health problems. We can deal with both medical emergencies and long-term eye care in this one setting.

Dry Eye Symptoms

A chronic feeling of dryness is the symptom that most strongly characterizes dry eyes. Patients with this syndrome may also feel irritation, stinging, burning, itchiness, tiredness, and bloodshot eyes. This condition can be agitated in certain environments; for instance, a windy area can worsen the sensation of dry eyes.

Causes of Dry Eyes

This condition often occurs due to the eye's inability to produce enough tears. Here are some common causes or risk factors for dry eyes:

  • Eye degeneration.
  • Tear gland damage.
  • Diabetes.
  • Vitamin A deficiency.
  • Thyroid disorder.
  • Collagen vascular disease.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Scleroderma.
  • Meibomian gland disease.
  • Laser eye surgery.
  • Certain medications (antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, etc.).

Dry Eye Preventive Measures

Taking frequent breaks from digital screens can help immensely in avoiding dry eyes. You can also employ a humidifier or moisturize your eyes with over-the-counter products. Doctors recommend that you cultivate a diet high in vitamins in order to avoid eye-related deficiencies. 

Dry Eye Treatment

Common treatments for dry eyes include:

  • Prescription eye drops or ointments.
  • Lens therapy. 
  • LipiFlow surgery.
  • Antibiotics for bacteria.
  • Corticosteroid medications.
  • Dietary supplements.
  • Punctual occlusion.
  • Lateral tarsorrhaphy.

Finding an Eye Doctor for Dry Eyes

Do you have dry eyes? Are you looking for an optometrist in Midland & Odessa? Here at Urias Eyecare, we specialize in exams, contact lens care, and Lasik surgery. Contact the center at 432-368-4102 for more information about our services.

 

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