Dry Eye Specialist in Miami Beach
Dr. Celina Ruiz & Gould Vision specialize in the treatment of dry eyes and other diseases of the eye. Please read below for symptoms and treatment of dry eye.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Stinging, burning, scratchiness, stringy mucus, and excess irritation from smoke are the usual symptoms.
Surprisingly, increased tearing may be a symptom of dry eyes. If the basic tear secretion is below normal, excess tears are produced by the lacrimal gland in response to irritation. Even though the eye is basically dry, overflow tearing can occur, masking the dryness that caused the tears in the first place.
Dry Eye Treatment
Conserving the naturally produced tears is one approach to keeping the eyes moist. After bathing the eye’s surface, tears enter a small opening in each lid, the punctum, and drain through a small canal, the canaliculus, into the lacrimal sac and down the naso-lacrimal duct into the nose. These channels may be closed temporarily, or permanently, by your optometrist. The closure creates a reservoir of tears which allows the eyes to stay moist for longer periods of time. The insertion of these punctal plugs is done in your doctor’s office and is 100% painless. Once inserted, the patient does not feel the plugs or even know that they are there. The entire process takes just seconds.