Dry Eye Syndrome in San Antonio, TX

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About Dry Eye Syndrome

Almost everyone will experience dry, irritated eyes at some point, but when it continues for more than a few days or happens regularly, you may have dry eye syndrome. This common eye condition occurs because of insufficient tears or unbalanced tear problems. Irregular and unbalanced tear production happens because of medical conditions, medications, hormone fluctuations, anatomical, nutritional, and environmental factors. Human tears are crucial to the overall health of the eyes, so when they malfunction severe discomfort or impaired eyesight can result. When dry eye syndrome is caused by an underlying medical condition, it must be diagnosed and managed accordingly. Dr. Kristin Held can prescribe a treatment regimen that can greatly reduce your symptoms.

If you experience dry eye syndrome, Dr. Held provides helpful treatment options to her patients in San Antonio, TX. She will complete a detailed eye exam to properly diagnose your dry eye symptoms and determine whether you have an underlying condition. To find out more about treatments for dry eye syndrome, please contact Eye Surgeon Direct to set up your initial visit.

How do we treat and diagnose dry eye syndrome?

Causing difficulties when performing daily activities, men and women who have dry eye syndrome commonly experience symptoms, like:

  • Hazy vision
  • Weepy eyes
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Scratchiness
  • Burning
  • Light sensitivity
  • A foreign body sensation
  • Discomfort when inserting contacts
  • Achy and weak eyes

Tear production has three basic components: the lacrimal glands generate the liquid tears, the meibomian glands secrete the tears’ lubrication, and the goblet cells that mix the two. If any of these three parts are abnormal, dry eye syndrome can occur. Using a small light and magnification lenses, Dr. Held will review your corneas, eyelids, and eyes, then determine the best course of action. Depending on the severity of your condition, she may recommend prescription or over-the-counter eye drops or perform a punctal occlusion to close your tear ducts and keep the natural tears in your eye.

Relieve Your Dry Eye Today

Experiencing dry eye syndrome symptoms is more than just a serious annoyance. Often, it can impact your daily life and your visual acuity if left untreated. If you struggle with dry eye symptoms or you have attempted to treat them with over-the-counter medications, but nothing seems to work, please schedule a dry eye exam at our San Antonio, TX facility. At Eye Surgeon Direct, Dr. Kristin Held can diagnose and manage the various underlying reasons for your dry eye syndrome.

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