Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common reasons people visit their eye doctor. At South Bronx Eyes: David Alevi, MD, in Concourse Village in the Bronx, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Alevi, provides advanced therapy for treating dry eyes. If you have symptoms of dry eye syndrome that are interfering with your daily activities, contact the New York City office by phone or online to get prompt relief with advanced treatment therapies in a welcoming environment.
Dry eye syndrome is a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough moisture on the surface of your eyes or you lack quality tears. Common causes of dry eyes include:
Additionally, if your tear glands don’t function properly or make a poor-quality tear, you can experience chronic dry eyes. Left untreated, dry eyes can lead to eye infections and damage to the surface of your eyes (corneas).
Dry eyes can make it difficult to read a book, work on a computer, or wear contact lenses without major discomfort.
If you have dry eye syndrome, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
Treatment can alleviate these symptoms so you can function and perform daily tasks without so much discomfort.
Dry eye treatment depends on your diagnosis, and Dr. Alevi creates an individualized plan based on your symptoms and the underlying causes of your dry eyes.
He uses the latest diagnostic technology to determine if you’re lacking quantity or quality of tears, or both. He talks to you about environmental conditions that could be contributing to your discomfort.
For many adults, dry eye treatment includes using artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated throughout the day. If that doesn’t work, Dr. Alevi offers advanced therapy for treating dry eyes including: