What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or when the tears evaporate off the surface of your eye too quickly. This can lead to an unstable tear film, resulting in inflammation and damage to the eye’s surface. Over time this can leave your eyes dry, gritty, red and sensitive to light. If this happens, you could benefit from dry eye management.
Common Dry Eye Symptoms
Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:
Causes of Dry Eye
Dry eye presents when the creation of a healthy tear film is disrupted. Decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation happen for many reasons, like aging, allergies, hormonal changes, eyelid problems, Parkinson’s Disease, gland dysfunction, living in a dry climate or even having a job that requires increased screen time. Most commonly, dry eye is caused by a blockage in the Meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the lipid layer of our tears. Problems with the creation of any part of your eye’s tear film can cause dry eyes.
Dry Eye Treatments
There’s much more to dry eye management than using eye drops. Our team will help you to create a plan to manage your dry eyes with targeted in-office treatments, a discussion about nutrition and tailored home care including warm compresses, lid hygiene and artificial tears. In office treatments such as Radiofrequency, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy and Lipiflow Therapy can treat severe symptoms of dry eye including burning, itching, redness and irritation. To learn more about the InMode technology at Eye Spa Komoka, click here