Dry eyes is a relatively common condition, with symptoms that range from mild to severe. With a careful history of symptoms, the right diagnostic tests and a through eye examination, a treatment regimen can be created to offer relief. There are multiple causes for dry eye, knowing the cause is critical in guiding the treatment plan.
Relief for Dry Eyes
At Bellevue LASIK & Cataract, we find that dry eye is commonly the result of impaired tear production. Contact lenses, certain medications and medical conditions can all cause dry eyes due to impaired tear production. Eye drops and humidifiers do help provide temporary relief, but if it’s a severe case, there are procedures that can offer a more permanent solution.
Chronic Dry Eye is a medical condition that can occur when eyes do not produce enough tears to lubricate them, making them red and irritated. Over-the-counter eye drops can help moisten your eyes, but they cannot help increase tear production. RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase tear production in cases where it may be reduced by inflammation and helps you make more of your own real tears.
If you are in the Bellevue, Seattle, Monroe or Tacoma areas and are bothered by dry eyes, please contact us to schedule an eye exam so that we can determine the best course of treatment for you!