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Eye Care: Preventing and Treating Dry Eye Diseases

2022-05-31 00:00:00Z

There are millions of people suffering from dry eyes and do not even realize it. If you are experiencing ongoing stinging, burning, or scratchiness in your eyes, you might be suffering from dry eye disease. Luckily there are safe treatments to help treat the dry eyes. With professional eye care, there is prevention and/or treatment dry eye diseases waiting to dramatically improve your quality of life.

It is important to visit your eye doctor to check your symptoms and find the appropriate treatment for you. Finding out the root cause of your dry eye and how it will get better. Dry eye will be either temporary or chronic condition. If it is chronic and you have suffered from it for some time now, your symptoms will get better. The longer you wait to be treated, the bigger your problems.

Your Doctor of Optometry will prescribe medications for your eyes and recommend taking supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids or eating dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids such as tuna. Fatty acids will decrease dry eye symptoms in some patients. Other cases, your doctor will recommend surgery to plug the drainage holes at the corners of your eyelids. These holds are where tears drain from your eye to your nose. There is a plug called lacrimal plugs that is normally inserted by an eye doctor. The plugs are not painful or permanent and you will not feel it.

Eye care treatment is important because in cases of dry eye if not treated, it will be painful and lead to infections. It will pose several complications that will damage your cornea which is the front part of your eye. Loss of vision will happen. Further, dry eyes will decrease your quality of life and make it difficult to handle your everyday tasks.

For more tips on Dry eye diseases, contact VisualEyes Optometrists.

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