|Dry Eye Treatments
Dr. Tracy believes patient care
comes first. At Carlsbad Eye Care, you will never have an assistant
perform your procedure. Dr. Tracy is 100% hands on and present for every
consultation, procedure, and post-operative visit. For more information
on dry eye syndrome, or to book an appointment with Dr. Tracy, please
book your appointment online or call (760) 603-9910. If you would like
to learn more about dry eye syndrome and how it affects you, please
continue reading below or visit the
dry eye syndrome page on Mayo
|Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is one of the most common eye disorders. The
most common cause that ophthalmologists see in cases of dry eye disease
is meibomian gland dysfunction. The meibomian glands produce the lipid
layer of the tear film, which prevents the premature evaporation of
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) leads to inflammation
and bacterial infiltration of the gland. The bacteria contain lipases
that alter the polarity of the tear and allow its quick evaporation, as
well as further block the meibomian glands. This results in blurred
vision, eye pain, irritation and redness, and swollen eyelids.
|Punctal Plugs Treatment for Dry Eye
|Treatments for mild cases of dry eyes can include lifestyle changes
and using artificial tear eye drops. Preservative-free eye drops are
available for people who are sensitive to the preservatives in
artificial tears. If you need to use artificial tears more than every
two hours, you should consult an ophthalmologist.
ophthalmologist may suggest that you use a prescription medication. One
such medication, cyclosporine, works by stimulating tear production.
Steroid eye drops may also be used, but are generally not recommended
for long-term treatment. Other treatment options include gels and
ointments, as well as punctual occlusion therapy.
|Contact A Dry Eye Expert Today
Dry eye is extremely common and can effect anyone. If you suffer
from dry eye, please do not hesitate to
make an appointment with a board
certified specialist. For more information on dry eye syndrome, or to
book an appointment with Dr. Tracy, please call (760) 603-9910.