Your eyes need constant moisture for clear vision and comfort. However, as we age, dry eye syndrome causes our tear production to become inadequate. Though artificial tears can provide temporary relief from the redness, burning, soreness, itching and pain that accompanies dry eyes, they are not a proper substitute for tears, which serve to lubricate and nourish the eyes. You'll need to visit your Silver Spring eye doctor
, Drs. Cohen and Ely, for a permanent solution to this eye problem, but first you can take our online self-assessment to see if you're experiencing dry eye symptoms.
Though all dry eye symptoms are different for all people, the following are commonly experienced by those whose tear production is considered to be inadequate and should seek dry eye treatment at Fulton Eye Care Center with Drs. Ely and Cohen:
- Irritated, scratchy, dry or uncomfortable eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- A burning sensation of the eyes
- a feeling of a foreign body in the eye
- Blurred vision
- Excessive watering of the eyes
- Sensitivity to air conditioning, heat or cigarette smoke
- Eye irritation upon awakening
Dry eyes are caused by the slowing of the tear production system, so often times, slowing or stopping tear drainage can allow your natural tears to provide an adequate tear film again. This advanced technique for the treatment of dry eyes uses special microscopic dissolving plugs placed in the tear drains. These plugs do dissolve after a short period of time, providing a sort of trial run for the patient to see the benefits before their Silver Spring eye doctor
places a permanent plug.
Many patients who undergo this procedure experience a significant improvement in their dry eye symptoms. Many find that they no longer require artificial tears to attain clear vision and healthy eyes. If you're experiencing any of symptoms common to dry eyes, visit Drs. Ely and Cohen in Silver Spring, Maryland for a quick exam. Stop living with dry and itchy eyes, come visit our Silver Spring optometry office for dry eye treatment today!
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
August 13, 2012