Chronic Dry Eye: There IS a solution!
Have you been experiencing:
- Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes?
- String mucus in or around eyes?
- Eye fatigue?
- Red, irritated eyes?
- Decreased contact lens wear?
- Sensation of having something in your eyes?
- Excessive tearing?
If you have answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be suffering from dry eye disease. Dry eye is a common and painful condition that affects 30% of the population. Extensive digital device usage, which has become a cultural norm, has contributed to the rise in dry eye disease. Other contributing factors are medications (anti-hypertensive, decongestants, anti depressant, etc.), environmental factors (air conditioning, heaters, smoking, allergies, etc.), eyelid problems, medical conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Diabetes, vitamin A deficiency, etc.) and refractive surgery.
If you have dry eyes and have tried over the counter lubricating eye drops with no improvement, do not give up! If you have been told by your eye care provider that beyond drops there are no other options, that does not hold true any longer!
With advancement in diagnostics, coupled with the advent of new technologies and ocular drops we are able to differentiate between the different types of dry eyes and therefore provide better treatment options.
The following treatment modalities are offered by Good Eye Optometry, located in Brentwood, Los Angeles in California.
Punctal Plugs: These are small medical devices inserted into the tear duct to prevent drainage of tears thereby increasing tear volume and providing relief.
Amniotic Membrane Graft: AMG is part of the placenta and has natural therapeutic properties. It is a thin clear tissue similar to a contact lens that is placed directly on the eye.
Anti-inflammatory Eye Drops: XIIDRA is a new product that has shown great improvement in signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
Oculus Keratograph: This state of the art corneal topographer also evaluates the quality of meibomian glands which is vital to tear film stability. It also quantifies the tear film volume and analyzes its layers thereby aiding in differentiating between the types of dry eye diseases.
Attached you will see a link to SPEED questionnaire that will help us to identify dry eye patients and evaluate its severity. Please fill it out and send us the results, so we can review it discuss the next step you should take. You can send your questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Good Eye Optometry, we will carefully evaluate the different aspects of dry eye disease by administering different tests and will customize the treatment plan that fits your specific situation. And remember, current treatments can be more beneficial if started early. Please contact us at (310) 440-9500 with any questions or concerns you may have and we will gladly address them.
Good Eye Optometry
11718 Barrington Court Los Angeles, CA 90049