How to Treat Dry Eye
- Posted on: Sep 15 2017
Having dry eyes can do the opposite of what you may think; they can make your eyes flood uncontrollably without you even crying. As a condition caused by environmental factors, hormonal changes, medications, or even an underlying eye disease, a chronic dry eye is beyond a nuisance. Luckily, there are a variety of treatments that we at Infinity vision can use to help you gain back comfort and ease. From eye drops to surgery, this article will list a few ways that we can treat your chronic dry eye. Read on to learn more.
Available both over-the-counter and in prescription strength, eye drops are great at lubricating your eyes and helping you stay comfortable. There are two types of eyedrops: the kind to lubricate your eyes and the kind to increase your tear production. Typically, over-the-counter eye drops will help with the lubrication, whereas prescription drops will help with production. When using eye drops, make sure that they are staying in your eyes long enough for them to absorb— otherwise they won’t be as effective. As a suggestion, try to put the drops in the inner corner of your eye and then press them in with a clean hand— this will help with the absorption.
One of the biggest obstacles that patients with dry eyes run into is the inability to hold onto natural tears. With either a plug or a surgical procedure, Dr. T. Jeff Russell can help block your tear ducts.
- Plug: By placing a silicone plug into your tear ducts, it will help lock the moisture in and keep your eyes more lubricated.
- Surgery: During a surgical procedure, Dr. T. Jeff Russell can permanently close your tear ducts.
Suffering from the dry eye can be an extreme annoyance and can even cause vision problems if left untreated. To learn more about dry eye or to schedule an eye examination, contact Dr. T. Jeff Russell at Infinity Vision today!
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