If you’re experiencing eye discomfort, soreness, a dry sensation, itching or burning, you might have a condition called dry eye. Dry eye should not be left untreated or the condition could worsen. If you’re experiencing symptoms, you should see a Great Neck eye doctor to be evaluated in order to get a proper diagnosis and for Corpus Christi dry eye treatment.
Dry eye, also called dry eyes is a common condition that affects more than twenty-six million Americans. It is a condition in which your eyes are not able to produce enough useful, healthy tears. Useful, healthy tears are essential in keeping the eye clean and in preventing infections. While dry eye can occur in one eye or in both eyes, it is very common that both eyes are affected. Dry eyes can be very uncomfortable because the condition can cause eyes to sting or burn. There are many causes of dry eye. For some people, dry eye is a result of an imbalance in the composition of their tears. In other cases, people don’t produce enough tears to keep their eyes comfortably lubricated. The inability to produce enough tears is known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca in medical terms. The inability to produce enough tears is more likely to occur in adults over fifty, in postmenopausal women, and those with a medical condition that reduces tear production. Dry eyes are also associated with other medical conditions like as lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, thyroid disorders, and even Vitamin A deficiency. Certain medications, eyelid problems, and environmental factors can also cause dry eyes. Tears may not spread evenly or might evaporate too quickly in people with eyelid problems that make it difficult to blink. Since there are many potential causes of dry eyes and some are more serious than others, it’s important to see an eye doctor like our at Malouf Eye Clinics for prompt diagnosis and Corpus Christi dry eye treatment.
Contact us to schedule your Corpus Christi dry eye treatment appointment with our eye doctor. One of our friendly staff members will gladly assist you.