Dry Eye

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Causes of Dry Eye


Age: As people get older, they are more likely to experience dry eye. This is because the production of tears decreases with age.


Gender: Women are more likely to suffer from dry eye than men. Hormonal changes during menopause, pregnancy, and taking birth control pills can also increase the risk of dry eye.


Medications: Certain medications can cause dry eye, including antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medications, and antidepressants.


Medical conditions: Medical conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus can cause dry eye.


Environmental factors: Exposure to wind, dry air, and prolonged computer use can all cause dry eye.

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Symptoms of Dry Eye

01Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes


03Gritty or scratchy feeling in the eyes

04Excessive tear production (as the eyes try to counteract the dryness)

05Blurred vision

06Eye fatigue

07Light sensitivity

08Difficulty wearing contact lenses

Diagnosis of Dry Eye

It is critical to visit an eye doctor if you are suffering dry eye symptoms. The doctor will do a comprehensive examination of the eyes, that can involve a number of tests to gauge the quantity and quality of tears. To ascertain the underlying reason for the dry eye, the doctor may also carry out other tests. The experts at Cohen Eye Institute can determine the best course of treatment for your eyes based on this information. 

Treatments for Dry Eye


Artificial tears: Over-the-counter artificial tears can help relieve symptoms of dry eye. These can be used as needed throughout the day.


Ointments: Prescription ointments can also be used to relieve dry eye symptoms. These are thicker than artificial tears and can be used at bedtime to provide prolonged relief.


Punctal plugs: Punctal plugs are small devices that are placed in the tear ducts to slow down the tear drainage. This can help increase tear production and improve dry eye symptoms.


Lifestyle changes: Making changes to your lifestyle can also help relieve dry eye symptoms. This may include reducing screen time, wearing sunglasses when outside, and using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.


Medications: In some cases, medication may be prescribed to treat the underlying cause of dry eye. This may include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or immunosuppressive drugs.


Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be recommended to treat dry eye.

Itching, discomfort, and visual problems are all frequent symptoms of dry eye. Age, gender, medications, and health issues are just a few of the variables that can affect it. One can treat symptoms with artificial tears, ointments, punctal plugs, lifestyle changes, and medication, to name a few. If you have dry eye symptoms, it is important to discuss them with your eye doctor so they can help you find a remedy. Schedule a consultation with us right away to learn how we can help you with your dry eyes.

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