Dry Eye Syndrome
At Eye Care Ltd. in Chicago with our Skokie and Highland Park locations, our eye doctors are experts at treating symptoms related to dry eye. Dry eye syndrome can lead to itching, redness, pain and inflammation. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear glands don’t produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves have a chemical imbalance.
People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, but the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions and injuries. Besides irritation, dry eye syndrome can potentially damage the eye and cause vision loss. Fortunately many treatment options are available.
Our ophthalmologists offer all the latest treatments for dry eye syndrome. Dr. Russell LeBoyer is fellowship trained cornea specialist specializing in the treatment of dry eye. Non-surgical treatments for dry eye include prescription medications such as Restasis, oral omega-3 supplements, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. Also, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to increase tear volume, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed.
If you want to find relief from your dry eye symptoms, please call our Skokie or Highland Park office for an appointment.