Dry Eye Syndrome

Treat Dry Eye Syndrome in West Central Ohio

The eye doctors at Valley Eye Institute are dedicated to caring for your eye health by providing world-class ophthalmology care. If you suffer from itchy, watery, or irritated eyes, you may have dry eye disease. Our eye care options include advanced treatments for dry eye disease.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome, also known as Dry Eye Disease, is a very common eye condition affecting millions of people.1 Healthy eyes are covered by a thin tear film to help with vision, provide lubrication, act as a barrier against infection and to wash away foreign matter. Dry Eye Syndrome develops because a person does not produce enough tears or the tears that they do produce are not high quality enough to properly lubricate the surface of the eye.

Hazel eye close up

What are the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?

Patients can experience a multitude of symptoms with Dry Eye Syndrome or Dry Eye Disease. Some of the more common complaints are:

  • Scratchy, irritated eyes
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Blurred vision that comes and goes, especially with reading or computer use
  • Tired eyes with prolonged reading
  • Intermittent sharp, stabbing eye pain
  • Watering eyes

If left untreated, severe dry eye disease can result in more serious eye problems such as eye infection or damage to the cornea.2

What are the causes of Dry Eye Syndrome?

There are many causes of Dry Eye Syndrome. Most patients can have several problems leading to their dry eye issues. Some causes or risk factors include:

Dry eye examination

Diagnosing Dry Eye Syndrome

Valley Eye Institute is proud to offer its patients the area’s premiere Dry Eye Center in west central Ohio. During your dry eye consultation, your doctor will perform an extensive eye exam consisting of:

  • Patient questionnaire to assess your complaints, lifestyle, work environment, medications, and detailed health status.
  • Tear analysis to detect inflammatory markers and salt content of your tears.
    Lipiscan® a detailed analysis of your lid’s oil gland (meibomian gland) function and structure, along with blinking abnormalities.
  • Detailed microscopic examination of your eyes looking for tear film, corneal and lid abnormalities, which can contribute to Dry Eye Syndrome.

Dry Eye Treatment

Valley Eye Institute’s Dry Eye Syndrome Center is proud to offer the latest advancements for treatment of your ocular condition. Once a diagnosis is made, your treatment may include one, or several of the following treatment options, depending on the cause and severity of your condition.

Contact us for Dry Eye Treatment in West Central Ohio

Our physicians at Valley Eye Institute take Dry Eye Syndrome seriously and work to educate our patients on the causes and treatment of their condition. Valley Eye Institute is proud to be a Dry Eye Center of Excellence in the west central Ohio area.

1 Farrand KF, Fridman M, Stillman IO, Schaumberg DA. Prevalence of Diagnosed Dry Eye Syndrome in the United States Among Adults Aged 18 Years and Older. Am J Ophthalmol 2017;182:90-8
2 Mayo Clinic. Dry Eyes. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-eyes/symptoms-causes/syc-20371863 Accessed July 22, 2021

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