Dry eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Disease is one of the most common eye conditions. In Arizona, our dry environment contributes to increase your symptoms and progression of the disease. Dry Eye is a serious condition that can dramatically affect your vision and your eye health. This condition can have multiple causes and risk factors that include age, medication, health conditions, environmental factors, near work, and computer use. Common symptoms of dry eye include red, burning, itchy eyes, excess watering, light sensitivity, gritty/sandy sensation, and fluctuations in vision.
At Scottsdale Eyeology, the doctors use a number of different technologies to determine whether you may be experiencing Dry Eye and to better understand your symptoms. Each case is unique. We consider the factors causing your dry eye as well as your tear quality to develop a custom dry eye treatment plan. Management considerations for Dry Eye include artificial tears/lubricant drops which provide short-term relief of symptoms. Other options include prescription anti-inflammatory drops and in-office obstruction removal with medical devices like The TearCare® System.