Are you bothered by dry eyes? Do you experience any of the following symptoms: burning, foreign sensation (like a lash, sand grain, or foreign object is caught in your eye), dryness, blurring of your vision? These are common symptoms of Dry Eye or Dry Eye Syndrome. There are 2 major types of dry eye types: Oil deficiency dry eye and Tear deficiency dry eye. Inflammation plays a central role in both of these types of dry eye conditions. The inflammation may be related to inflammation of the eyelids known as Blepharitis or of the ocular surface itself, sometimes called conjunctivitis. There are other types of inflammations which can lead to dry eye. Fortunately, there are treatments, but they don’t work over night and require some patience. I will update this blog frequently for new and exciting information.
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
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