Dry Eye Treatment in Glendale

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Millions of people suffer from the condition known as dry eye that causes irritated, itchy and burning sensations across the surface of the eye. The term "dry eye" can actually be misleading because the condition itself is caused by an excessive amount of water. Your eyes create two kinds of tears: lubricating tears and reflex tears. Lubricating tears are secreted throughout the day and help balance the body's natural chemistry in the eyes.

Reflex tears occur when you accidently touch your eye, if you are cutting onions, or if any irritation of the eye ensues. If reflex tears are created in excess, the lubricating tears cannot function properly, and non-lubricating reflex tears can create a dry, itchy sensation within the eye that is often referred to as dry eye.

This condition can be seasonal and can come and go with allergies. It also can be caused by:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Age
  • Medications
  • Contact lenses
  • Inflammation

Common symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Irritated, red eyes
  • Mucus-like discharge
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble reading, watching TV, or seeing images and text on the computer

If you have been experiencing any rough, itchy eyes, do not hesitate to contact Lugene Eye Institute right away. Our team of dedicated physicians can help you recover from dry eye and offer solutions to deal with the causes of your discomfort.

Treating Your Condition

For most people, dry eye can be treated relatively simply with the use of artificial tears and eye drops. These can be purchased over the counter, but versions that can be prescribed by a doctor may provide more relief. If there is an infection, inflammation, or a clogged oil gland that is causing the symptoms, then antibiotics may be necessary.

If you have been experiencing any dry eye complications, it is important that you contact Lugene Eye Institute right away. We can help you diagnose and treat your symptoms. Schedule an appointment with a Glendale ophthalmologist today!

1510 South Central Avenue
Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 732-8394

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