Dry Eye Syndrome
There are many causes of dry eyes. Medication, climate, arthritis, wearing make-up, but primarily everyone’s eyes become drier with age. It is estimated 59 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. Untreated dry eye can damage the eye tissue and impair vision by scaring the cornea.
What are the Symptoms of Dry Eyes Syndrome
- itchy, scratchy eyes
- foreign body sensation
- red eye lids
- watery, mattering, stickiness
- the need to rub the eyes
People sometimes mistake dry eye for allergies, because the symptoms are quite similar. If you suspect you may have dry eye or are having any of these symptoms, please call our office to schedule an appointment, 702-889-EYES (3937).
Treating Dry Eye Syndrome
Most cases of dry eye cannot be cured, however the symptoms can be lessened and vision improved.
Treatment of dry eyes varies with the severity of the condition. Mild cases may be helped with artificial tears. Moderate cases may need prescription drops and/or ointment. More severe cases may benefit from increasing the function of the Meibomian glands.
At Henderson Vision Care, our doctors will evaluate the severity of your condition to determine the best treatment plan for you.