Your Ophthalmologists in Southfield, Livonia, and Dearborn Offer Dry Eye Therapy
At Michigan Eyecare Institute, we see hundreds of patients who have dry eye disease, and because the ophthalmologists and optometrists at Michigan Eyecare Institute specialize in custom cataract surgery, we see many patients who need insightful eye care for dry eye disease. If you have dry eye disease, or you think you may have dry eye disease, there are some things we would like you to know.
Dry Eye Disease isn't all about moisture
Dry eye disease isn't all about not producing enough tears, and simply loading up on over the counter eye drops isn't going to solve the problem. Dry eyes can result from malfunctions in any of the seven parts of the ocular surface. One of the parts of the surface of the eye we all know about is the tear film. The tear film isn't just water. It's also lubricating oils that keep your tears from rolling off the surface of your eye. Sometimes the cause of the dry eye disease is that the lacrimal apparatus of your eyes aren’t producing enough tears. Sometimes your eye doctor will discover that the problem actually lies with one of your cranial nerves that aren’t stimulating your eye to produce tears, or to blink often enough to spread them over your eye. Your eyes can drain too fast, or your conjunctiva, the membranes that cover the front of your eye and the inside of your eyelids; and sometimes the problem isn't any of these parts of the physical structure of your eye. Maybe you spend so much time in front of a computer and on your phone that you just don't blink enough to keep your eyes lubricated. Whether you need eye drops that really work for you or plugs that keep your tears from draining away, your ophthalmologists and optometrists at Michigan Eyecare Institute can help.
Dry Eye problems after cataract surgery require special care
At Michigan Eyecare Institute we offer customized cataract removal that takes the whole health of your eye into consideration. However, some of our patients received surgery that damaged the nerves of the eye or interfered with the production of some of the components of tears. For these patients, eye drops and anti-inflammatory medications usually aren't enough. If you have dry eye after cataract surgery we can help.
You don't have to suffer from dry eye disease.
It isn't necessary to live with dry eye disease. You don't have to put up with that feeling of grittiness in your eyes, or your eyes' attempts to lubricate themselves with slimy mucus instead of tears. You don't have to suffer from sunlight sensitivity or itching or swollen eyes. Make an appointment with your eye doctor at Michigan Eyecare Institute online, or call us at (248) 352-2806 for appointments in Southfield, (734) 464-7800 for appointments in Livonia, or (313) 582-7440 for appointments in Dearfield.