Are you looking for an expert eye doctor who will be able to provide you with dry eye treatment? Have your eyes been feeling irritated and scratchy and your vision has recently become blurred? If so, you could be suffering from dry eye problems. However, whenever your vision becomes blurred you will want to have your eyes checked to make sure you are not having a different type of vision problem. Dry eye is a condition of the eye which is very common, especially over age 60. It can be easily treated so that you do not have to suffer with the symptoms. However, if left untreated, dry eye can go on to cause serious problems to your cornea. If you would like to see our Ciudad Juarez eye doctor, simply contact us at our practice, El Paso EyeCare.
At our practice, we are very pleased to be able to have two expert and highly trained optometrists on staff. Dr. D. T. Patel is a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Eley has expertise in these specialties as well. If you come to our practice with complaints of blurriness, irritation, and feelings of a foreign body in your eye, our doctor will probably want to test your eyes for dry eye. Dry eye can be easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. There are several different ways to diagnose this condition including examination of the tears being produced by your eyes, or by using special dyes that are placed in the eye. Dry eye is caused by one of two problems: either the eyes are creating an insufficient amount of tears, or the tears that are being created are of inferior quality to sufficiently clean and nourish your eyes. At our practice, our Ciudad Juarez eye doctor will be able to provide you with excellent dry eye treatment once the reason for the condition is correctly diagnosed.
Treatment for your dry eye problem may vary depending on the cause for your specific condition. Dry eye can because by age, certain medications that you are taking, environmental factors, work environment, or even by seasonal allergies. Dry eye can generally be easily treated with over-the-counter medications, prescription artificial tears solutions, or prescription medicines that will increase your production of tears. In serious cases of dry eyes, surgery may be needed. There is also a procedure that will use tiny silicone plugs that are placed in the tear ducts to keep tears in your eyes longer. For complete diagnosis and treatment for dry eye, make an appointment to see our Ciudad Juarez eye doctor.