Here at Camen Eye Care, our doctor is proud to offer comprehensive dry eye treatment for her patients.
To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have healthy tears to provide moisture, lubrication, and protection. This is not only for your comfort, but also it helps with your vision. The tear film is made up of different layers and when there is a deficiency of one or more of the layers, dry eye disease can develop. The underlying cause of dry eye disease is most often inflammation. Treating the inflammation treats the dryness.
There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to manage your symptoms and gain relief. One common method is with the use of artificial tears. These come both in a drop and ointment form. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you. There are also a myriad of at-home, supportive therapies that Dr. Camen can educate you on.
If necessary, treatment may include the use of medicated eye drops that have been shown to be highly effective in cases of chronic and severe dry eyes.
Common Symptoms of dry eye disease:
- Light sensitivity
- Watery eyes
- Blurred vision
- Pain or the feeling of something in the eye