Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a disease in which tears do not provide sufficient nourishment and lubrication to the eye. There are a number of things that can cause dry eyes, but all causes fit into one of two mechanisms – either the eyes are not producing enough tears or the tears being produced are of poor quality.
Tears are made up of three layers: a mucous, an aqueous (water), and a lipid (oil) layer. All three layers are necessary to protect and lubricate the surface of the eye. If any of these layers stops functioning properly, or is not present in the proper proportion, symptoms of dry eye syndrome will usually result. Symptoms can include burning, redness, grittiness, tearing, itching, fluctuating vision, eye fatigue, discharge, and sensitivity to wind/humidity.
Ludwick Eye Center is the tri-state area’s leading center for dry eye syndrome. Using the most advanced state-of-the-art technology to objectively test and measure dry eye, our goal is diagnose and treat your dry eye early. By treating your dry eyes early this will not only help you feel and see better, but will keep your eyes from getting progressively worse.
Treatment is individualized, and options vary based on the cause of your dry eye. At Ludwick Eye Center we offer a variety of treatment options such as LipiFlow, BlephEx, HydroEye Softgels, Nanotears, Medibeads Hydrating Compresses, Tranquileyes Goggles, and more. After evaluating the cause of your dry eye, our dry eye specialist Dr. Glen Elliott will listen to your concerns and create a customized procedure plan tailored to you.