Have your eyes been irritated and red, and you don’t think it is being caused by allergies? You may be suffering from dry eye. Luckily dry eye treatment is generally easy and effective. If you need to find an expert El Paso dry eye doctor to treat your dry eye, visit us at El Paso EyeCare.
Our El Paso EyeCare center is led by Drs. Douglas Eley and D.T. Patel. Our office has been dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized eye care to residents of the El Paso community for over ten years. Many of our patients come to us suffering from dry eye symptoms. Our El Paso dry eye doctor is able to correctly diagnose the reason for our patient’s dry eye symptoms, and then provide effective treatment options. Dry eye is a medical eye condition in which the patient does not have enough tears to effectively lubricate and nourish the eye. The causes for insufficient amounts of tears are several including: not enough tears are being produced; tears are not able to stay in the eyes long enough; tears are of a poor quality; and constant environmental or work conditions are irritating the eyes. Dry eye is a common and treatable problem. It is usually found in older adults.
Our El Paso dry eye doctor first needs to determine the exact reason for the dry eye symptoms; then he proceeds with treatment. Dry eyes ae diagnosed using: the patient’s medical history; an external examination of the eye; an examination of the eyelids and cornea under magnification; and measurement of the quantity and quality of tears produced. Once the cause is determined our eye doctor will then proceed to create an individualized treatment plan. Treatment by our eye doctor may include: use of over-the-counter artificial tear solution; blocking the tear ducts with a silicone plug or surgery to permanently close the tear ducts so that tears will stay in the eyes longer; prescribing eye drops that will increase tear production; and prescribing eye drops that will decrease inflammation around the surface of the eyes. If you suffer from dry eyes, there is no need to. And it is important to have this problem thoroughly treated before damage is done to the cornea. So if you would like to meet with one of our fine doctors to help determine the best dry eye treatment for you, contact us today at El Paso EyeCare.