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Sometimes your eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears evaporate too fast because they don’t have the right amount of compounds in them. This is called dry eye.
At Hillcrest Mayfield Eye Associates we offer thorough exams and custom treatments for Dry Eye.
Dry eye may occur by itself, or the surface of the eye may be inflamed at the same time. This condition can make it harder for you to carry out certain activities such as reading for long periods or looking at a computer screen. You may also be less comfortable in dry environments.
Mild cases of dry eye may go away on their own. However, if dry eye persists and goes untreated, it can cause ulcers or scars on the surface of the eye (cornea). This can be painful and may lead to some vision loss. Permanent loss of vision from dry eye, though, is uncommon.
Dry eye can lead to different symptoms, including:
If these symptoms persist or grow worse, contact Hillcrest Mayfield Eye Associates at 440-442-4330. Our doctors will identify the underlying cause of dry eye and offer treatment options.
Many factors can lead to dry eye, both temporary and ongoing (chronic), including:
Several treatments to relieve symptoms of dry eye include:
If you have dry eye, you may also be able to take steps to reduce the symptoms, such as:
For more information about treating dry eye or about dry eye in general, contact Hillcrest Mayfield Eye Associates at 440-442-4330. We are located in Mayfield Heights, OH
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