While dry eye disease is a prevalent problem affecting over 5 million people in the United States, the symptoms can dramatically impact the quality of life. Orest Krajnyk, MD, Sean McLoughlin, OD, and the compassionate team at Precision Eye Institute aim to reduce patient discomfort and preserve eye health and quality of life through thorough, comprehensive evaluation and innovative treatment of dry eyes. With three convenient locations in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach, Florida, call the office nearest you to schedule your appointment or request one online today.
Dry eye is a disease process resulting in a declining quantity or quality of the tears produced. When tear glands are not creating enough tears or producing the right tears, this phenomenon causes irritation, scratchiness, burning, redness, and discomfort.
Dry eyes generally result from tear deficiency, where lacrimal glands produce insufficient tears to keep the eye's surface hydrated, tears don’t have the suitable composition to hydrate the eye well, or tears evaporate rapidly due to inflammation of glands in the eyelids.
The causes of dry eye include:
There are many more potential causes of dry eyes. The best way to determine the cause is through thorough evaluation and testing.
Patients with dry eyes often report feeling desperate for alleviation. While dry eyes rarely cause vision loss, living with the symptoms can be challenging without adequate treatment.
Symptoms can include:
If you think you may be experiencing dry eyes, contact Precision Eye Institute. The compassionate team can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Dry eyes can also be named based on the cause. Other names include the following:
All of these conditions are variations of dry eye syndrome.
Yes, untreated, dry eye puts the patient at increased risk of chronic pain, corneal ulcers, and even some degree of vision loss. Dry eyes sometimes signal an underlying health concern.
Precision Eye Institute offers LipiScan®, a noninvasive procedure that helps doctors see and analyze the health of your Meibomian glands. This technology is used to diagnose gland dysfunction (MGD), which indicates a blockage or an abnormality of the glands.
Dry eye treatments can include the following:
The team works with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.
Don’t wait another minute. Call Precision Eye Institute to schedule your dry eyes clinic appointment or request one today using the online booking tool.