Dry eyes can present symptoms including: pain, itching, irritation, redness, blurred vision and simply feel uncomfortable. While it may seem counter-intuitive, at times patients with dry eyes also report the production of excessive tears. When your eye does not receive sufficient lubrication, a signal may be sent to continue to produce tears, but the composition of these tears is not substantial for lubrication or coating the eye and simply run down the cheeks. Another cause of dry eye is the lack of tear production to keep up with the needs of your eyes. Specific conditions including wind and sun may also impact the severity of dry eye syndrome. At New York Cornea Consultants, your Bayside eye surgeon can fully discuss your dry eye concerns as well as provide a thorough eye examination to determine the reasons for your dry eyes as well as recommend specific treatment.
Dry eye syndrome may be cause by a number of factors consisting of: age, LASIK eye surgery, side effects from particular medications, rheumatoid arthritis and other medical conditions. While you may consider your dry eyes an inconvenience or low risk eye health problem, your symptoms may be an indication of a more serious problem including corneal damage that can only be determined during a comprehensive eye examination in our office. At New York Cornea Consultants, we can determine if your condition can be readily treated with over-the-counter eye drops, prescription strength drops and/or oral medication or in the most severe case, if you are a candidate for surgery by one of our extensively experienced and highly skilled Bayside eye surgeon.
To schedule a convenient appointment with a leading Bayside eye surgeon at New York Cornea Consultants, you may opt to contact us either via our website or by calling (718) 428-8400. A knowledgeable and compassionate member of our well trained staff will be able to assist you with making your appointment as well as addressing a number of your pre-appointment concerns including acceptable methods of payment and insurance plans. Our focus is to restore the health of your eye while providing your care in a comfortable and professional atmosphere.