Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce high quality or enough tears to lubricate or nourish the eye. Without high quality tears, spread over the eye by opening and closing, clear vision is not possible.

How are Cataracts Diagnosed?

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce high quality or enough tears to lubricate or nourish the eye. Without high quality tears, spread over the eye by opening and closing, clear vision is not possible.

How are Dry Eyes Treated?

Dry eyes usually cannot be cured, but your eye care professional can prescribe treatment to keep your eyes comfortable, healthy and prevent impairing vision. In milder cases the use of over-the-counter artificial tears or prescription eye drops may increase tear production. For more severe cases of dry eyes an ointment or gel may be prescribed for use at bedtime. In other instances the approach is to keep natural tears in the eyes longer, this can be done by inserting small plugs into the tear ducts to slow the loss of tears. Nutrition supplements such as omega 3 can also help improve the tear film quality.