What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which there is an insufficient production of tears, leaving the eye without proper moisture and lubrication. This condition affects millions of individuals worldwide and is the most common reason that patients visit their eye doctor.

Is treatment right for me?

  • Are you experiencing stinging and itching of the eyes?
  • Are you experiencing excess tearing or sensitivity to light?
  • Do you have inflammation or redness in one or both eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is entirely treatable. A temporary solution is the use of over-the-counter artificial tears to lubricate the cornea. However, this approach does not address the underlying problem, which is often inflammation. To combat this, there’s an FDA-approved prescription eye drop called restasis that decreases inflammation, preventing further eye damage and aiding the eye in creating more efficient lubrication.

Should the above approaches prove ineffective in improving your vision, or to reduce dependency on drops, Katzen Eye Group offers a solution called the Palomar Laser System that unblocks tear glands and reduces the influx of inflammatory chemicals.

So don’t spend anymore time waiting. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, or have simply waited a little too long to get an eye exam, call Katzen Eye to book an appointment at our various locations.