Dry Eye

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Combat the painful symptoms of dry eye syndrome with the help of our expert care

If you’ve ever suffered keratoconjunctivitis sicca – usually known as dry eye syndrome – then you’ll know how painful it is, and how much it can limit your daily life. With causes of dry eye syndrome including everything from air conditioning to extended periods using a computer, it’s no wonder that cases are becoming ever more common.

Dry eye syndrome is caused by your eyes being unable to produce a sufficient amount of tears to keep your eyeball hydrated. Symptoms of dry eye syndrome include redness and soreness around your eyes, a gritty feeling within your eye, gummy eyelids that stick together, and momentary periods of blurred vision that can be cleared up by blinking. In spite of the name, your eyes may also become uncontrollably watery at times.

In more severe cases, dry eye syndrome can cause you to become overly sensitive to bright light, have painful and extremely red eyes, or experience a noticeable deterioration in your vision. Extreme cases of dry eye syndrome can lead to scarring of your cornea (the transparent layer that covers the front of your eye) which can have a permanent impact on your sight.

If you are experiencing dry eye syndrome, The Eye Studio are here to help you. Practice partner Nick Singfield is an expert in treating dry eye syndrome and can nurse patients with even the most serious cases of the condition back to excellent eye health. Most occurrences of dry eye syndrome can be treated using eye drops during the day and ointment applied overnight. More serious cases may need more complex treatment, however, so it is important that you don’t delay in seeking advice.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, it is important to contact us as soon as possible to ensure you get the treatment you need as quickly and effectively as possible.

For more information on dry eye syndrome, or to book an appointment if you believe you are suffering from the condition, call your nearest branch of The Eye Studio (Chiswick – 0208 742 8536 or Fulham – 0207 736 8721) and a member of our team will be happy to help.