Dry Eye Management
Discover relief from the pesky discomfort of dry eye syndrome with our clinic's advanced and personalized dry eye management strategies.
Are you noticing symptoms such as burning, itching, or excessive tearing?
These are signs of dry eyes, often due to our tech-centric lifestyle. Don't let this condition go unattended, as it can lead to severe discomfort. Our individualized treatment options are designed to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your comfort.
Explore our cutting-edge solutions for dry eye symptoms today.
What is dry eye syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition where the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, causing discomfort, irritation, and inflammation. This can be problematic since tears are essential for the health and well-being of the eyes as they provide moisture, lubrication, and protection against infection. But, why does this happen?
What causes dry eyes?
It can be a quite common condition that is caused by a lack of moisture on the eye’s surface. This can be brought on by a variety of factors, including excessive exposure to wind, air pollution, and dust or sand particles. Additionally, the use of certain medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and antidepressants, can cause dry eyes. Other contributing factors include aging, certain medical conditions, such as Sjogren’s syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and lack of sleep. Hormonal changes and menopause can cause it, too!
We shouldn’t forget about our digital lifestyles these days which can increase your chances of developing dry eye. Wearing old technology contact lenses or even certain eye procedures such as LASIK and cataract surgery should also be considered to explain why some people deal with this issue.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, causing symptoms such as irritation, redness, burning, itching, and a gritty sensation. In more severe cases, dry eyes can also lead to blurred vision or even damage to the surface of the eye. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention so that the underlying cause of your dry eyes can be identified and treated.
Types of Dry Eyes
Evaporative dry eye
Aqueous dry eye
Mixed dry eye
A combination of evaporative and aqueous dry eye occurs when both the watery and oily layers of the tear film are affected. This is the most common type of dry eye.
Being such a common condition, most people present this syndrome in their lives, but leaving it unattended or just treating it with home remedies without the guidance of a healthcare professional can have long-term consequences for your health. Our aim is to ensure you receive a proper comprehensive diagnosis, management plan, and treatment tailored to your needs. This involves considering not just medical aspects, but also non-medical elements and lifestyle factors. Remember, managing dry eyes requires patience and consistency in following the treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare professional.
Don't underestimate the potential dangers of untreated dry eye; take proactive measures to protect your eye health today. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is essential to consult an eye care professional for a proper diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.
Visit Red House Vision Centre and let Dr. Jane Yang determine the best solution for your dry eye condition!