Dry eye treatment

August 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eyes are uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. If you’ve had signs and symptoms of dry eyes, see your eye doctor to diagnose the type of dry eye you have. This will allow you and your doctor to determine the best treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

Treatment options may include:

  • Artificial tears. These over-the-counter eye drops temporarily provide moisture to the eye and relieve dry eye symptoms.
  • Prescription medicine. Some options for treatment of dry eyes are only available by prescription from your eye doctor.
  • Tear duct plugs. Also known as punctal plugs, these are silicone plugs that can be inserted by an eye doctor to close the ducts that drain tears out of the eye.
  • The only FDA-cleared device for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. The LipiFlow treatment uses a patented algorithm of heat applied to the inner eyelids and massage to remove the obstructions in the Meibomian glands.

For more information on dry eye and possible dry eye treatments, call Carolina Eye at (910) 295-1501 or toll-free at (800) 733-9355.


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