Dry eyes are caused from lack of tear production or quickly evaporating tears. Reading, consistently working on a computer, watching television and other activities that cause you to blink less, medications and diseases such as Sjogrens Syndrome can also cause eyes to dry out.
Symptoms include burning or stinging sensations, grittiness, pain, blurred vision, redness and eye fatigue. Most cases can be easily treated with artificial tear eye drops, and more severe cases need a prescription eye drop that stimulates the lacrimal gland into producing more tears. Patients can also decide on using tear duct plugs. The plugs block the lower tear duct so natural tears remain on your eye for a longer period of time.
Greater Ohio Eye Surgeons can conduct the painless tear duct procedure and prescribe prescription eye drops. Schedule an appointment with us today to resolve your dry eye irritation.