Many people suffer with the problem of dry eyes. Our ophthalmologist in Marine Park, at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, Dr. Jacob Ackerman, wants you to know that there are many things that can be done to help ease this troubling condition. He urges that anyone with this eye condition come in to Brook Plaza Ophthalmology for a comprehensive eye exam and treatment. For over 30 years we have helped thousands of people achieve better vision at our practice. Our doctors and entire staff make visiting our office a warm and relaxing experience. Our board-certified doctors, and state of the art technology and techniques, ensure that you will receive the finest eye care available today.
Our ophthalmologist in Marine Park, at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, will explain the cause and available treatments for your particular dry eye problem. Dry eye is described as a condition that is caused when there are not enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears serve several function including: maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye; and helping to provide clear vision. When someone has a dry eye condition they either do not produce enough tears, or the quality of the tears is below par. Some common causes of dry eye include: being over age 65; taking certain medications; certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid problems or rheumatoid arthritis; or environmental conditions, including constant exposure to wind and dust. If you have dry eye, you do not need to worry as this is a common and treatable problem.
At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our ophthalmologist in Marine Park will be able to select the best eye treatment for you. Among the dry eye treatment options your doctor will choose from are: use of an over-the-counter artificial tear solution; allowing natural tears to stay in the eye longer by blocking the tear ducts with a silicone or gel-like removable plug; recommending a surgical procedure that will permanently close tear ducts; prescribing eye drops to increase tear production; recommending the use of nutritional supplements including oega-3 fatty acids; and prescribing eye drops to reduce eyelid or eye surface inflammation. There are also things you can do for yourself to help ease the symptoms of dry eyes. These include: blink regularly when you are using a computer for a long time; increase the level of humidity at work and home; wear sunglasses outdoors; use nutritional supplements that have essential fatty acids; and drink plenty of water so you do not become dehydrated.