Dry Eye Exams

Dry Eyes

At. Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates, we have the expertise in managing patients with dry eyes. There are additional solutions to just artificial tear regimens:

  • We may prescribe prescription eye drops.
  • We offer diet education to help produce quality tears.
  • We may recommend hot compresses to also help produce quality tears.
  • We may advise on eye lid hygiene such as lid scrubs to reduce lid inflammation associated with dry eyes.
  • We may recommend punctal plug eye insertions to block the tear drainage pipe.

Risk factors for Dry Eyes

  • Older age
  • Female gender
  • Environment – allergies, computer usage, dry arid climates
  • Postmenopausal women taking estrogen therapy
  • Low diet in Omega-3 or high ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Connective tissue disease – Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Medicines – antihistamines, antidepressants
  • Lasik/PRK/Cataract surgeries
  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Hepatitis C
  • Androgen Deficiencies
  • Contact lens use
  • Medical pathologies – Acne Rosacea, Sjrogrens Syndrome, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Thyroid disorders
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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