Are your eyes constantly feeling irritated and scratchy? If so, you may have dry eye. There are many treatments for dry eye, and many causes as well. If you need Brooklyn NY ophthalmology treatment, come visit us at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.
At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology we have four expert eye doctors on staff. They are: Dr. Lish, Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Metz, and Dr. Shafran. For over 30 years our practice has helped thousands of people have better vision. Over the years, many of our patients have come to us in need of dry eye treatment. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition. Basically the condition is caused by one of two reasons: (1) the eye is not creating an adequate amount of tears or (2) the eye is not creating tears of good quality. However, if this is not treated, the cornea of the eye can become damaged due to the constant irritation it endures. Tears are needed to lubricate the eye and reduce the chance for eye infection by removing tiny particles from the eye. When you come to our practice for Brooklyn NY ophthalmology care, our doctors can determine the reason for your dry eye and provide you with proper treatment to fix the situation.
Our Brooklyn NY ophthalmology treatment can fix your dry eye problem using one or several treatment methods. To begin with, you may benefit from using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions to increase your quantity of tears. You may also need to be treated to have inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface reduced. Prescription eye drops or warm compresses can be helpful with this. Our doctors can also treat you so that natural tears are kept in the eye longer. This is accomplished by either blocking the tear ducts with tiny removable silicone plugs, or surgery can be done to permanently close the tear ducts. Prescription eye drops can also help tear production as do omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If you would like to meet with one of our expert doctors regarding your dry eye problem, make an appointment with us at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.