Dry Eye Treatment in Baltimore and Owings Mills
Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in Baltimore and the United States. The symptoms of dry eye syndrome can be very frustrating, and make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities. If you are living with dry eye syndrome, call EyeSymmetry today!
Many things can cause dry eye syndrome, from allergies to a gland malfunction. A lack of tear production, or an unbalanced tear production, will cause your eyes to feel dry, itchy, and gritty. Dry eye syndrome is also often associated with redness, foreign body sensation and excessive tearing (the eye trying to compensate for the dryness).
Treatments for dry eye are geared toward symptom management, as dry eye syndrome has no outright cure. Eye drops are generally the first step in controlling dry eye symptoms. This treatment works well for some, but some will need to try multiple different kinds of treatment to find what works best for them.
EyeSymmetry Vision Center is the Baltimore area Dry Eye Center of Excellence using Amniotic Membrane to treat the most severe and advanced cases of dry eyes in conjunction with highly Customized Scleral Contact Lenses. Our advanced and cutting edge diagnostic technologies along with Dr. Schwartz expertise in the field brings a superior approach for the diagnostic, management and treatment of Dry Eyes.
Other treatments include:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplements
- Punctal Plugs
- Prescription Eye Drops
If you are frustrated with your dry eye symptoms and live in the Baltimore area, it’s time to do something about it! Call EyeSymmetry in Owings Mills today to see how we can help you.
PROKERA® is a therapeutic device used by eye doctors around the world to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material.
Cliradex® is an all natural, preservative-free lid, lash and facial cleanser that helps manage symptoms associated with blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), rosacea, dry eye, Demodex, chalazia and other lid margin diseases. Unlike traditional cleansers derived from man-made chemicals, Cliradex is a natural way to keep your eyelids and skin clean, comfortable and healthy..
Avenova™— A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Dry Eye and Blepharitis
Millions of people suffer from chronic dry eye, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and meibomitis. Treatment of these patients has been a difficult task for optometrists and ophthalmologists. Indeed, a significant number of patients who seek relief for these chronic and debilitating conditions will bounce from doctor to doctor looking for a reprieve from their discomfort.
Recent evidence indicates that almost ten percent of the American population suffers to some degree from these persistent complaints.
Avenova, from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals is the new kid on the block. The active ingredient in this revolutionary product is Neutrox™, a 99% pure, stable form of hypochlorous acid, the same chemical produced by the body’s white blood cells to combat against infections. Avenova offers our suffering patients relief from their red, sore, achy eyes. In solution, Avenova has antimicrobial activity and laboratory results demonstrate anti-inflammatory activity as well.