Millions of people suffer from dry eye, a condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or tears evaporate too quickly. The result is often blurry, dry, itchy, stinging, and irritated eyes. A chronic condition, dry eye can worsen over time, and inadequate tears can make daily life frustrating and uncomfortable.
Dry Eye Explained
Learn more About this condition
Dry eye is a highly common -- and complex -- eye condition. Tears lubricate the surface of the eye, protect against infection, and ensure clear vision. Dry eye can be associated with age, environmental irritants, sleep disorders, cosmetics, digital screen time, contact lens wear, certain medications, medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Dry eyes can cause tremendous discomfort and irritation. Dry eyes are caused by insufficient tear production or inadequate tear quality, causing eyes to become red and irritated, accompanied by a sensation similar to having dust or an eyelash in your eye. At Melrose Eyecare, Dr. Haris Dzubur and his team offer effective relief for dry eyes.
Most Common Symptoms of Dry Eye
The itchy, scratchy sensation associated with dry eye is more than just a sensation. The corneas of your eyes really are being damaged and the condition can lead to permanent vision loss. Other symptoms include:
- Blurry/Fluctuating Vision
- Inability to Wear Contacts
- Eye Fatigue
- Light Sensitivity
The Complete Approach
Our Approach to Treatment
Eye drops and ointments can help decrease your symptoms and lubricate your eyes in mild cases, but often do nothing to address the root of your problems. If you have an underlying condition, drops may actually aggravate your symptoms! Our doctors can recommend an individually formulated, multi-faceted treatment plan to relieve your painful, blurry vision without harming the balance of lipid and aqueous concentrations in your tears.
If you have any question about dry eye or would like to be seen, please contact us today at (708) 456-4362.