Dry eyes can be caused by inadequate tear production on the surface of the eye, reduced quality of tears, or a combination of the two. There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of dry eyes and a range of symptoms beyond the feeling of dryness that can arise as a result.
Dry eyes can be linked with immune or hormonal changes, systemic or local therapies, diseases around the eye or those further afield, and can be exacerbated by a number of either environmental and/or internal factors (including blepharitis).
As a result, a range of treatments exist, and are tailored to the individual, including lubricants, topical or oral therapies, punctal plugs, some forms of surgery, along with other therapeutic modalities.
An individual treatment plan will be put together for you based on your needs at the time of your visit.