Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC in Philadelphia, PA, offers customized treatments for dry eyes. This common eye disorder, also known as chronic dry eye (CDE), is often the result of certain medical conditions, the natural aging process, or eyelid malfunction. If you are experiencing persistent eye irritation or other symptoms of dry eyes, our doctors can use sophisticated techniques and technology to help you achieve relief.
Each time you blink your eyes, tears spread across the cornea, flow into the inner corner of the eyes through the tear ducts, and drain into the nose and throat. When this occurs, it keeps the eye moist and clear, washes away dirt and other debris, and prevents eye infections.
If the eyes are unable to produce sufficient tears due to drainage problems or an imbalance of tear production, it can cause corneal scarring and inflammation. Tears are responsible for keeping the surface of the eye lubricated. If left untreated, dry eyes can lead to chronic pain and permanent vision problems.
Common symptoms of dry eyes include:
Tears are responsible for keeping the surface of the eye lubricated. If left untreated, dry eyes can lead to inflammation and corneal scarring.
A variety of factors can contribute to the development of dry eyes, such as eye surgeries, contact lenses, and weather changes. Other factors include:
During your consultation, one of our doctors will perform a detailed eye examination involving a variety of tests in addition to reviewing your lifestyle, diet, and any medications to identify the root cause of your dry eyes. Depending on the doctor's findings, we may recommend:
If you are struggling from chronic dry eyes and excessive tearing, our team can provide the relief you need. Contact our office online today or call (215) 672-4300 to schedule your consultation.