Dry eyes can be a common side-effect of LASIK, but they may also be an indication of a larger disorder known as Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry eye syndrome may be little more than a natural part of the aging process or even brought about by allergies or temporary environmental pollutants. However, it can also be a symptom of both systemic and vision disorders that need to be addressed before serious problems occur.
If you suffer from chronic dry eyes, Atlanta doctors at Woodhams Eye Clinic can to provide a thorough examination to detect the underlying problem. There are treatments for dry eye such as drops, both over the counter and prescription, that can help ease the discomfort and possible vision problems associated with Dry Eye Syndrome.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
One of the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome is feeling like a foreign object is in your eye. This particular symptom may even induce a watering or tearing response due to over-stimulation of the eye's protective mechanism. You have two types of tears: oily and wet. If your oily tears are insufficient, your eyes will produce more wet tears. While it may seem that you are producing to many tears, it may be a symptom of a lack of oily tears.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome include:
- A lack of tears
- Excessive tearing
- Scratchy or itchy eyes
- Burning sensations
- Excessive redness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should discuss them with the doctors at Woodhams Eye Clinic to determine the best course of action.
Visit an Experience Atlanta Eye Doctor
If you live in or around Atlanta, Georgia and are suffering from dry eye syndrome, please contact Woodhams Eye Clinic today to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced eye doctor.