Dry Eye Syndrome and Treatment
Your tear function to protect the eyes and keep them lubricated and comfortable. Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is the decline of the quantity and/or quality of the tears produced. It is caused when the tear glands in the upper and lower eyelids do not produce enough tears, or they don't produce the right kind of tears. This phenomenon causes the eyes to feel irritated, scratchy, burning, red and uncomfortable. Dry Eye Syndrome is the most common of all eye disorders, affecting approximately 20% of our population.
Depending on the intensity of the condition, treatment may be as simple as using artificial tears a few times a day. In more persistent cases, however, a simple non-surgical procedure is available that provides a long-term relief of Dry Eye Syndrome through the use of tiny plugs called "Punctal Occluders".
If you experience any of the symptoms above, you maybe suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. Left untreated, your symptoms will most likely intensity, making your daily life unpleasant, or worse, deteriorate your visual acuity. If you notice any of the symptoms listed, please call our office at (858) 272-2211 and schedule your dry eye testing visit.