Dry Eye Center of Acadiana

Find relief from dry, itchy, irritated eyes.

Dry eyes affect millions of people in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from this uncomfortable condition.

Let us help you find a treatment option that brings you the relief you’re searching for.

What are the common symptoms of dry eye?

Everyone experiences dry eye differently because there are so many potential underlying causes.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Redness or eyes that appear irritated and bloodshot
  • Consistent burning or tingling sensations in the eyes
  • Eyes that feel itchy or as if they have something in them
  • Increased sensitivity to bright lights or sunlight
  • Excessive tearing, or eyes that always appear watery

What causes dry eye?

There are many potential causes of dry eye.

In some cases, the cause is obvious, such as environmental irritants or short-term inflammation.

Some of the other causes of chronic dry eye problems include:

  • Disease of the meibomian glands
  • Blepharitis
  • Allergies
  • Defects that affect the eyelid or shape of the eye
  • Certain medications
  • Abnormal eye pressure
  • Deficiency of aqueous fluids

Because the underlying causes vary, treatment methods after diagnosis will also vary according to the patient. It is also not uncommon for there to be more than one cause for dry eye.

How is dry eye diagnosed and treated?

Because dry eye syndrome (disease) is unique to each of us for a variety of reasons, the treatment regimens are different. Your provider will tailor a treatment regimen to your specific clinical signs and symptoms.

Successful treatments can be as simple as hot compresses with specific supplemental eyedrops. Sometimes more aggressive approaches are necessary to alleviate your symptoms such as advanced and prescriptive eye drops and or medications. At times specific procedures may be employed such as Lipiflow.

At the Dry Eye Center of Acadiana, we have an in-office tear lab that can measure inflammatory markers in your tears. Additionally, we can also image the larger oil glands within your lid (meibomian glands) to develop your specific treatment regimen.

Dr. David Fisher has been treating dry eye disease for close to thirty years. Having dry eyes himself, treatment of this diseasese is a passion of his, and he understands the disease and its daily annoyances.

Dry eyes are not only uncomfortable — they can also be bad for the health of your eyes. Find relief at the Dry Eye Center of Acadiana today.

 

 

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