Dry Eye Treatment
in Baltimore and Owings Mills
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in Baltimore and across the United States. The symptoms of dry eye syndrome can be very frustrating, and make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities. Whether in the form of an eye allergy, redness & inflammation, or a gland malfunction, a lack or imbalance of 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).
Symptoms of Dry Eyes can include:
- Dryness & Gritty Sensation
- Redness in the Eye
- Overly Watery Eyes
- Eyes feeling Stuck Together in the morning
- Pain & irritation
How are Dry Eyes treated?
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 relieving dry eye symptoms. While eye drops can help restore comfort, a dry eye expert can utilize various kinds of treatment to find what works best to ultimately reduce dryness and inflammation.
Eyesymmetry Vision Center is the Baltimore area Dry Eye Center of Excellence using Amniotic Membranes to treat the most severe and advanced cases of dry eyes. In conjunction with highly customized scleral contact lenses, many of our patients who struggled with dry eye disease for years have found a long lasting and effective treatment. 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
Some Advanced Treatments utilized by Dr. Schwartz:
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.
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 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.
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 Vision Center in Owings Mills today to see how we can help you.
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