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Posted on 01-09-2017

Treating Dry Eyes In Las Vegas

If you suffer from dry, red eyes on a regular basis you may need treatment for dry eyes. The Brimhall Eye Center serving Las Vegas, NV diagnoses and treats the condition called dry eye. Find out what you need to know about dry eye according to your ophthalmologist Brett Brimhall, MD.

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What Is Dry Eye And Do I Have This Condition?

Dry eye is a very common eye condition that affects more than 3 million Americans every year. Also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eye happens when your tear glands and ducts don’t produce enough tears. This lack of moisture leads to inflammation. Most individuals with a dry eye condition are over 65 as this is generally an age-related issue. Other causes of dry eyes include certain medications, such as antidepressants, and medical conditions like diabetes. Women are more likely to develop dry eye, as well as those individuals who have had refractive eye surgeries.

What are the Typical Symptoms of Dry Eye?

The most common sign of a chronic dry eye condition is a lack of tears. As a result of less moisture in the eyes you may have burning or irritated eyes. Your eyes may also feel like there is something gritty in them, which can cause your eyes to feel scratched. You may have blurred vision, and in some cases you may even have excess watering of the eyes. If a dry eye condition is left untreated your eyes can become damaged, and this can impair your vision. 

How Will My Las Vegas Ophthalmology Provider Treat My Dry Eye Condition?

As your Las Vegas ophthalmology provider Dr. Brimhall of The Brimhall Eye Center can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment for dry eye. Diagnosis begins with comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist. If Dr. Brimhall determines you have dry eyes he may treat your condition using artificial tears or eye drops to stimulate tear production. For some patients blocking the tear ducts temporarily or permanently using eye surgery to help keep moisture in the eyes. 

Your Las Vegas Eye Doctor

If you are suffering from dry eye or think you have this condition it’s time to see your Las Vegas eye doctor. At The Brimhall Eye Center Dr. Brimhall will help you reduce the pain and discomfort associated with dry eye using the most effective methods. Contact our office today at 702-263-2020 to schedule an appointment for dry eyes.

Do you experience dry eye symptoms or have questions about treating dry eyes?

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