WHAT IS Dry Eye Syndrome?
All of us will deal with dry, irritated eyes occasionally. However, when it persists for a long time or occurs frequently, it could be a sign that you're experiencing dry eye syndrome. This fairly common eye condition is the result of either an underproduction of tears or irregular tear makeup, which in turn can be caused by medical issues, certain medications, or environmental factors. Tears are crucial to the overall health of the eyes; therefore, if they're not forming, it can cause extreme inflammation of the eyes, as well as blurry vision. Dry eye syndrome is most often caused by an underlying illness. Once the underlying condition is diagnosed and dealt with, the dry eye symptoms can be considerably reduced.
Our skilled team of eye professionals provides effective solutions for anyone in Nashville, TN experiencing dry eye syndrome. We will give you an in-depth eye exam to properly assess your symptoms and determine whether there's an underlying concern that needs to be addressed. To find out more about getting help for dry eye syndrome, get in touch with Wang Vision Institute and schedule a visit.
Individuals who suffer from dry eye syndrome commonly deal with problems with their vision and red, scratchy, stinging eyes. A lot of people feel like they have sand in their eyes or feel pain when inserting contact lenses. A number of individuals with dry eye syndrome also report that their eyes feel heavy and sore. Sometimes, they can even develop light sensitivity and notice trouble with night vision. Regardless of how its name sounds, dry eye can, for some patients, trigger an overproduction of tears to attempt to alleviate the condition. Dry eye syndrome is characterized as the recurrent experience of some or all of these issues and typically creates challenges in daily tasks and activities.
Causes OF DRY EYE SYNDROME
The two causes of dry eye syndrome are a lack of tears or irregular tear makeup. The creation process of human tears has three main components, and there are a few types of dry eye syndromes that are diagnosed according to which component is impacted. The lacrimal glands make the actual tears, the meibomian glands are responsible for the oils within the tears, and the goblet cells blend the two together. Dry eye syndrome might develop if any one of these three aspects of tear production malfunctions. Multiple, different factors can alter each of these components, including hormonal changes, aging, underlying conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, and specific prescription drugs.
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The most thorough method for diagnosing chronic dry eye is to have a thorough eye exam. Along with your symptoms, our team will go over your medical history to search for any underlying causes for your eye issues. Your comprehensive eye exam might include determining the quantity and quality of your tears, as well as a routine examination of your eyes, eyelids, and corneas using a special light and magnification lenses. If we do find that you have dry eye syndrome, we will create your unique treatment plan based on the degree of your condition.
Your customized dry eye treatment will be determined by the underlying condition causing your dry eyes. After an in-depth exam and a review of any past conditions, we can assess which treatment is best for your particular needs. Many patients with mild cases of dry eye can lessen their discomfort with prescription or nonprescription artificial tears. These eye drops can supplement your natural tears. If your dry eye syndrome is more complicated, we may suggest LipiFlow, where glands in the eyelids called the meibomian glands are warmed and massaged gently, promoting improved natural tear production. We can also utilize special plugs that can be placed in your tear ducts (called punctal occlusion) to seal them off and hold the natural tears in the eye. Our office also offers dry eye relief with the amniotic membrane contact lens (AMCL), which was developed by our own Dr. Ming Wang. In addition, we may perform a BlephEx treatment on your lids to clear away any debris or bacteria that could be causing your dry eye.
Relieve Your Dry Eye Today
Experiencing the symptoms of dry eye syndrome is more than just a serious annoyance, it can also result in reduced vision without treatment. If you have been experiencing dry eye symptoms and trying to get relief from nonprescription medications, set up an eye exam at our Nashville, TN facility. Our wonderful group of ophthalmologists and eye care professionals at Wang Vision Institute frequently diagnose and treat the different aspects of dry eye syndrome. Dr. Josh Frenkel, the director of our Dry Eye Clinic, will be more than happy to work with you and help you regain your comfort and quality of life.
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