Dry Eye Services

At H.C. Deucher Opticians & Eyecare  we provide advanced diagnostic and treatment solutions for Dry Eye syndrome. This condition arises when there's an imbalance between tear production and drainage, leading to symptoms such as itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, excessive tearing, and eye pain. Left untreated, Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) can exacerbate over time and potentially increase the risk of serious eye complications like corneal ulcers.

At our practice, we utilize cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and FDA-approved technology to accurately identify and address the underlying causes of your dry eye condition. We don't simply prescribe generic eye drops; instead, we create personalized treatment plans tailored to alleviate your symptoms and target the root cause of your discomfort.

Dry eye can stem from various factors, including Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), where blockages or issues with the meibomian glands reduce the lipid content in tears, leading to rapid evaporation. Approximately 86% of dry eye patients experience some form of meibomian gland dysfunction. Since each case of dry eye is unique, it's crucial to consult with an experienced specialist to evaluate your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment.

Not sure if you're experiencing Dry Eye Syndrome? Consider these common symptoms:

  • Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
  • Excessive tearing and discharge
  • Dry or fatigued eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Regular use of eye drops
  • Discomfort worsening throughout the day

Various factors can contribute to dry eyes, including hormonal changes, age, environmental factors like dry air or wind, certain medications, and autoimmune disorders like Sjogren's disease and arthritis.

Dr. Domingues and her associates, employ a comprehensive approach to assess each patient individually, identifying sources of irritation and inflammation in the eyes and eyelids. Through thorough examination and advanced technology, she can diagnose conditions such as dry eye, environmental allergies, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, ocular rosacea, and contact lens-related issues. Treatment options are discussed based on the specific needs, preferences, and lifestyle of each patient, combining natural and western medicine approaches tailored to achieve optimal results.

With a commitment to innovation and personalized care, Dr. Domingues and her associates continually explore and integrates treatments from various disciplines to deliver outstanding outcomes for their patients.

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