What you need to know about getting dry eye syndrome treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Are you suffering from dry eye?

These challenges may sound familiar…

You have dry eye syndrome

The natural layer of tears that coat the front of your eye have broken down. This causes a huge array of troublesome symptoms.

Are you fed-up?

The relentless irritation, discomfort, and eye fatigue can interfere with your quality of life.
You might have tried everything, but nothing seems to work. It can feel like the problem will never end.

Have you become inefficient?

Waking up to be quickly reminded of your dry eyes can be depressing and demotivating. Your patience might be constantly tested and you may find your performance and productivity impaired.

Put an end to distracting dry eyes

With our range of treatments we can quickly relieve and restore your eyes so you can focus on the important stuff. You’ll have the bright and healthy eyes you deserve.

Dry eye syndrome explained

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems affecting the general population. 

Symptoms include:

  • Irritation
  • Tearing
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Sandy or gritty feeling
  • Discharge
  • Frequent blinking
  • Mattering or caking of the eyelashes (usually worse upon waking)
  • Redness
  • Blurry or fluctuating vision (made worse when reading, computer, watching television, driving, or playing video games)
  • Light-sensitivity
  • Eye pain and/or headache
  • Heavey eyelids
  • Eye fatigue

Dry eye occurs when the natural layer of tears that coat the front of the eye breakdown.

Normally, this layer of tear provides a protective coating from air and damage and helps the eye to focus.

Various factors can cause the tear layer to breakdown. These include:

  • Allergies
  • Decreased hormones associated with aging
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroid eye conditions
  • Eyelid inflammation (blepharitis)
  • Medication/supplement use, including psychiatric medicines, OTC cold medicines, antihistamines, beta-blockers, pain relievers, sleeping pills, diuretics,
  • Hormones replacement, and oral contraceptives
  • Sjogren’s syndrome (dry mucous membranes throughout the body)
  • Other autoimmune disorders including Lupus and/or Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chemical splashes/injuries to the eyes
  • Eye surgery
  • Infrequent blinking, associated with staring at a computer or video screens
  • Environmental (dusty, windy, hot/dry)
  • Contact lens use
  • Neurologic conditions, including stroke, Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s, trigeminal nerve problem
  • Exposure keratitis
  • Post refractive surgery (LASIK or PRK)
  • Inflammatory eye conditions, including Herpes virus infections and uveitis/iritis
  • Diabetes
  • Vitamin A deficiency

Because some cases of dry eye can have very discrete symptoms, we must perform a thorough evaluation. This can include:

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • Measuring the volume of your tears
  • Determining the quality of your tears

Depending on the cause and extent of your dry eye syndrome, we may suggest the following treatments:

Prescription medications

  • Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation
  • Eyedrops to control cornea inflammation (Restasis or corticosteroids).
  • Lubricant eye drops
  • Eye inserts that work like artificial tears
  • Punctal implant
  • Lipiflow treatment
  • Tear-stimulating drugs
  • Eyedrops made from your own blood

Other procedures:

  • Closing your tear ducts
  • Inserting punctal plugs
  • Using special contact lenses
  • Unblocking oil glands
  • Using light therapy and eyelid massage

treatment: lubricant eye drops, restasis, punctal implant, lipiflow etc..Please look at mayo clinic in that regard.

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Dr. Samer Khosrof | Ophthalmologist

Dr. Samer Khosrof is a top eye surgeon in New York City with over 25 years of experience treating complex eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related eye conditions.

His extensive experience enables him to stay on top of the latest treatments available. He believes in the efficacy of medical technology and has the expertise to deploy the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques to treat his patients with 100% confidence.

When you become a New York Eye & Retina Clinic patient; you’re a Samer Khosrof patient first. This means he sees you before your surgery, he performs your surgery, and he provides your aftercare. In the end, you’re his patient, and he takes that responsibility very seriously.

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