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Dry Soil

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes bothering you?

Dry Eye Syndrome is the most common eye disorder, affecting about 30-50% of the population. It is caused when one or all of the components of the tear film are not in balance. Clogged oil glands along both upper and lower lid margins contribute to at least 70-80% of Ocular Surface Disease progression and dry eye. Luckily, Dr. Sharon Adhami of Reflections Eyecare has many treatment methods to relieve any dry eye condition.

Dry Eye Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome include:

  • Redness

  • Irritation

  • Scratchiness

  • Burning

  • Watery eyes

  • Light sensitivity

  • Blurry vision

  • Fluctuations in vision

Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair your vision. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we have effective treatment solutions.

Dry Eye Risk Factors

Dry eyes can develop for many reasons, including:

  • Age (a majority of people over age 65 experience symptoms of dry eyes)

  • Gender (women are more likely to develop dry eyes due to hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, the use of contraceptives, and menopause)

  • Medications (i.e., antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medications, and antidepressants can reduce tear production)

  • Medical conditions (i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems are more likely to have symptoms of dry eyes)

  • Environmental conditions (i.e., exposure to smoke, wind, and dry climates can increase tear evaporation and failure to blink regularly can also contribute to drying of the eyes)

  • Long-term use of contact lenses

  • Refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, can decrease tear production

Dry Eye Treatments

After a full eye examination, Dr. Adhami will then formulate an initial treatment plan which may include:

  • Lid margin hygiene to encourage better oil gland production

  • Discussion of supplements that may be beneficial

  • Possible prescription eye drops or oral medication

  • TempSure Envi procedures to revitalize the oil glands along the lid margins

  • Scleral lenses

  • Biologic eye drops

  • Or a combination of some of these strategies

How Can TempSure Envi Help Your Dry Eyes?

TempSure Envi is a radiofrequency treatment that safely and effectively treats dry eyes as well as tones skin around eyes for a smoother, healthier-looking appearance. Meibomian Gland Disease is the leading cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort, and it is now treatable with radiofrequency!

If you are suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome, TempSure Envi stimulates clogged tear glands and revives an optimal surface for the eye. After your treatment at Reflections Eyecare, we will provide recommendations and supplements for patients to improve the quality of their tears.

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