Dry Eye Disease is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to ocular inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye.
Persistent dryness, scratching and burning in your eyes are signs of dry eye syndrome. Some people also experience a "foreign body sensation," the feeling of something in the eye.
There are a number of causes for dry eye, including but not limited to:
- Contact lens wear
- Underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes
- Side effect of certain medications
Many non-surgical and surgical treatments are available for Dry Eye Disease.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have Dry Eye Disease, we suggest you schedule an appointment to talk with our doctor about a new breakthrough approach to treating chronic Dry Eye.