Dry Eye Syndrome Info

Arizona Eye Center Procedures – Dry Eye Syndrome

A condition that is characterized by reduced tear production or unnatural and excessive tear film related evaporation, is known as dry eye syndrome. Patients with this condition often report a feeling of gritty or sand type irritation in their eyes as well as consistent burning and uncomfortable dryness. Other common symptoms that are frequently reported include redness and pain as well as persistent pressure located behind the eye. It is important to address this condition simply due to the fact that an ongoing condition can eventually lead to minor to more severe damage to the actual eye surface. In some instances symptoms include various types of discharges from the eyes. Whatever the symptoms experienced may be one thing is certain and that is that dry eye syndrome tends to irritate the eyes and can eventually cause eye related damage.

In addition, there are a number of activities that can cause dry eye syndrome to become aggravated or worse. From long-term computer screen exposure to extended driving periods and reading or watching TV for long durations, dry eye syndrome can be aggravated by any number of activities. It is also important to note the dry eye syndrome can become worse when an individual is exposed to smoky conditions such as a cigarette-smoke filled room or dry environments such as an aircraft cabin. Windy and dusty conditions can also attribute to dry eye syndrome becoming worse. Air-conditioned rooms or other places where humidity is low can also add to the irritation associated with this eye syndrome. The good news is that many people with this condition often see improvement over time without any permanent damage. With that said, if the condition is persistent and becomes worse it can indeed cause damage to the eye structure.

One of the best ways to ensure that dry eye syndrome does not cause any damage to the eye is to consult with an ophthalmologist or eye care professional. Arizona Eye Center is a trusted and respected name in a full range of eye care procedures and treatments. Residents of Phoenix have been turning to Arizona Eye Center for help and guidance with regard to a wide range of eye conditions for many years. With knowledgeable and experienced staff that is both friendly and sincerely concerned, you can be sure that you are getting the best eye care possible when you visit the Arizona Eye Center.