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My eyes feel dry and scratchy all the time! What can I do to help?

Dry eye is a very common condition. I see patients everyday who complain of dry eye symptoms.

Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • A gritty feeling in the eye
  • Feeling like there is something in your eye
  • itching
  • redness
  • blurry vision
  • light sensitivity
  • excessive tearing

The most common causes of dry eye are:

  • natural ageing process, especially hormonal changes around menopause
  • side effects of certain drugs such as antihistamines
  • autoimmune diseases that damage the tear production gland such as Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular diseases
  • mechanical or neurological problems that don't allow proper closure of the eyelids

Dry Eyes NYC

How is dry eye treated:

There are many effective treatments for dry eye. They very depending on what is causing the dry eye. The first step in treatment is reviewing all your medications and a doing a thorough examination of your eyes and eyelids.

Next I will suggest treatment based on your lifestyle, the severity of the dry eye and what the underlying cause is. There are many great, innovative new treatments for dry eye.

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