Dry Eye Care in Wauwatosa
Dry eye is a syndrome that can interfere with your daily life and make it hard to wear contacts. Dry eyes can cause a stinging or burning sensation that can damage the eye if left untreated. Here at DeCarlo Eye Center in Wauwatosa, our team can help patients suffering from dry eye disease.
Dry eye occurs when your tears don't lubricate your eyes enough. As a result, your eyes may feel dry, painful, irritated, or scratchy. Your eyes might also appear red and feel like they have something in them. Stringy mucus around your eyes is also a common symptom. Your eyes may produce additional tears in an effort to reduce irritation, causing your eyes to water more. Additionally, you might have a sensitivity to light.
This issue can make it difficult to wear contacts comfortably and can also interfere with night driving. You could also experience blurry vision or eye fatigue.
Dry eye could come from you not producing enough tears, which could come from age, a medication you take, or a medical condition. You might have inadequate tear production after laser eye surgery, since it can desensitize your corneal nerve.
Some people produce poor-quality tears. Your tears consist of multiple components, and they must be present at certain levels to balance one another. When they're imbalanced, the tears don't hydrate your eyes properly.
In some cases, your dry eye could come from your tears evaporating too soon. This could happen if you don't blink enough, such as when you're reading or working at the computer. You could also have an increase in tear evaporation if you have a condition like Parkinson's, posterior blepharitis, eyelid problems, or eye allergies. A vitamin A deficiency could also hinder your tear evaporation.
Treatment of dry eye from our ophthalmologist can improve the quality or quantity of your tears. Tasks like reading and looking at a computer screen will be easier. You won't have to contend with the symptoms. Plus, you'll reduce your chances of an eye infection, since your tears help protect the surface of your eyes.
The treatment may include a prescription for eye drops to hydrate your eyes, control cornea inflammation, or stimulate tears. Our eye doctor may also recommend changes in your daily life to improve eye health.
Contact Us for Dry Eye Treatment from Our Ophthalmologist in Wauwatosa
Dry eye doesn't have to interfere with your life. Schedule an appointment with DeCarlo Eye Center if you are suffering from dry eye. Call us today at 414-476-5120 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how our ophthalmologist can help patients in Wauwatosa and surrounding areas.