Eastside Eye Physicians Offers Help For Dry Eye Problems
Dry eyes have become a common problem in today’s world, because of long hours looking at electronic screens, exposure to air pollution and other issues. The discomfort from this condition can have a significant impact on your ability to work effectively and enjoy recreational activities. At Eastside Eye Physicians in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, MI provides a number of treatments to help dry eyes.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome occurs when insufficient tears are produced to keep the eyes moist or when the quality of the composition of the tears is inadequate for normal moisturizing. Symptoms include a gritty feeling in the eyes, itching, redness, a feeling of something stuck in the eyes and blurring of vision. Sensitivity to light can also occur. Over-the-counter eye drops may not provide relief for these symptoms.
Causes of Dry Eyes
Aging can cause eye dryness, and even certain medications, such as antihistamine, hormone replacement drugs and those to reduce blood pressure. If you have had laser vision correction surgery, you may be more prone to dry eyes. Diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or thyroid disorders can cause dry eyes. Damage to the tear glands from inflammation or radiation can also lead to dry eye problems.
Dry Eye Treatments
Your ophthalmologist can provide a number of treatments, depending on the severity of your dry eye problem. If commercial eye relief preparations are inadequate, your doctor can offer prescription medications that can provide more lasting relief. Punctal plugs are also available. These devices, the size of a grain of rice, are inserted into the tear ducts to block drainage of fluid, to help maintain moisture in the eyes. Warm compresses and massage of the eyes can also help to stimulate moisture retention. Special eyedrops, made from your own blood, can also be used to relieve dryness. Light therapy can also be used to relieve dryness.
Make Eastside Eye Physicians Your Ophthalmologist For Treatment of Dry Eyes
The eye professionals at Eastside Eye Physicians have extensive training in ophthalmology and diseases of the eye, to provide comprehensive eye care for their patients in the St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township areas. We provide treatment for eye diseases, such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, as well as for common conditions, such as pink eye and eye allergies. Call Eastside Eye Physicians today at (586)-774-2020 in St. Clair Shores or 586-247-2020 in Shelby Township to discuss your dry eye problems and learn more about today’s effective treatments.