As we age, we must deal with a greater risk of certain health problems. Such is the case when it comes to the health of our eyes. Most individuals over the age of 65 experience at least some degree of dry eye symptoms, and depending upon the severity of the condition, such individuals may wish to seek treatment. At Maple Lawn Eyecare Center, our Fulton eye doctor
can discuss this issue with you and provide treatment options if necessary.
Dry Eye Treatment Fulton
Dry eye is a condition in which your eyes do not create enough tears, or create tears that are of a poor quality. Unfortunately, this can be a legitimate problem, as tears are necessary to lubricate and nourish our eyes. Although age tends to be the primary factor contributing to the development of dry eye, there are other variables to consider. Women, for instance, are more likely to develop this condition than men are. Certain medications can also have the side effect of reducing the amount of tears your eyes create. Medical conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid problems, may contribute to the development of this condition, and some environmental factors may rapidly dry the natural tears in a patient’s eyes, resulting in dry eye. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, irritated eyes, red eyes, and blurred vision. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to individuals experiencing the negative effects of dry eye. At Maple Lawn Eyecare Center, our Fulton eye doctor
will take a close look at your eyes to determine whether or not you are suffering from dry eye, and whether or not your case requires treatment. If so, we will help you correct this problem so that you do not have to worry about it.
While dry eye can be a very irritating condition, one which could even result in significant vision problems if left untreated, it is fortunately not the type of condition that you must simply resign yourself to. Your Fulton eye doctor
at Maple Lawn Eyecare Center can help you learn more about dry eye, and discuss potential treatment options should you suffer from this condition. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more.
7625 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 125
Fulton, Maryland 20759
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
July 19, 2013