Good eye health for life starts with comprehensive eye care from an eye doctor in 78411 that has the training, experience and resources to guide your eyes through all phases of life. At Malouf Eye Clinics, our staff has the training and the latest equipment to help all members of your family regardless of age or eye condition. From comprehensive eye examinations to detection and treatment of eye diseases, our practice has your family covered with our team of eye care professionals.
One of the more common cojoma5102mplaints that our patients present to our eye doctor in 78411 is a dry, scratchy or stinging sensation in their eyes. Upon examination our doctor often finds that the patient is suffering from a condition known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, more commonly known as dry eye syndrome. This is a condition that occurs when the tear glands don’t produce enough tears and there is a chronic lack of moisture in the eyes. Tears lubricate the eyes and help keep them clean and are essential for maintaining good eye health so, if left untreated dry eye syndrome can lead to eye infections and even a decrease in vision. Dry eye syndrome can be brought on by many different things including hormonal changes due to aging, pregnancy, menopause and other changes in hormones, use of some medications, medical conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, use of contact lenses, chemical eye burns, prolonged staring at computer screens and environmental issues such as exposure to smoke, wind, dry climates or even air conditioning.
During the examination, our eye doctor in 78411 will perform a number of diagnostic tests to confirm dry eye syndrome. There are two forms of dry eye syndrome; Evaporative Dry Eye and Aqueous Dry Eye; however, the vast majority (86%) of patients suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye. Traditionally dry eye is treated through the use of warm compresses, eye drops including artificial tears and some medicated eye drops. Our practice also uses the LipiFlow treatment with patients suffering from chronic dry eye syndrome, which is a new procedure that uses heat and gentle message to unclog the glands behind the eyelashes that produce oils that are essential for effective tears. There is no need to suffer with dry eye syndrome come to our office and let one of our doctors evaluate your condition.