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Chronic Dry Eye Treatment Treat The Underlying Cause

Most people do not often consider dry eyes to be a serious eye condition, but in fact, it is. When left untreated, dry eye syndrome can affect your vision and eye health long-term. If you are experiencing dry eyes and live in or around Leesburg, Eustis, or Clermont, contact Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists to schedule a consultation with one of our eye doctors.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many factors. At the root of the problem, though, is a lack of tears. Tears are not just water in your eyes. Tears are a special liquid made up of water, mucus, and enzymes that work together to keep your eyes moist and healthy. If your tear ducts are not producing enough tears, it can start to affect your eye health. Dry eyes can be caused by aging, medication, certain genetic disorders, and allergies.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Symptoms of dry eyes can include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Gritty sensation

Treatment Is Available

When you visit our ophthalmologists, we will evaluate you to determine the cause of your dry eyes. The cause of your dry eyes can help the eye doctor determine the best type of treatment to provide. In most cases, medicated eye drops are enough to resolve the problem. If there is an underlying cause, such as allergies, this condition will also need to be addressed. In some cases, a hot compress on the eyes can unclog the blocked tear ducts so that tears can flow freely again.

Contact Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists

If you would like to learn more about treatment for dry eye syndrome or it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We provide quality eye care for our patients in Leesburg, Eustis, Clermont, and the surrounding communities. Call our team today at (352) 360-2301 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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