Everyone gets dry, itchy eyes from time to time, but if you’re suffering with chronic grittiness, irritation, scratching, burning, or watery eyes, you may have dry eye. Alla Hynes, MD, and her practice at Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC, located in Woodstock and Winchester, Virginia, can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan for you. If you’re ready to put dry eye behind you, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Dry eye happens when you don’t have enough high-quality tears, or enough tears in general, to keep your eyes nourished and lubricated. A number of things can cause inadequate tear production. Among the most common causes are:
To determine if you’re suffering with dry eye syndrome, and if so, what kind, Dr. Hynes will begin by asking you a number of questions, such as those related to:
Once she’s done that, she’ll examine your eyes. During this part of the visit, she’ll do things like:
Once she’s done this, Dr. Hynes will have a good idea of whether or not you’re suffering with dry eye. If she determines that you are, she’ll then discuss treatment options with you.
How you treat dry eye depends on the type and severity of the condition you’re suffering from. Treatments range from using over-the-counter artificial tears to eyelid surgery. Generally, Dr. Hynes chooses from therapies and medications that do one of the following:
Examples of treatments that produce one or more of these results include:
If you’re ready to rid yourself of the discomfort of dry eye, reach out to the caring professionals at Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.
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