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One of the most common problems our Oklahoma City ophthalmolgists handle is dry eyes. This condition is uncomfortable and inconvenient, and it can be an indicator of several other serious problems as well.
Fortunately, you can trust the ophthalmolgists at Hummel Eye Associates to help you if you're suffering from dry eyes. By coming to our office for regularly scheduled eye exams we'll be able to help you maintain your ocular health, which is key to preventing dry eyes.
But even the best, most conscientious care can often fail to prevent dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, our ophthalmolgists have the treatment.
If you're an Oklahoma City resident suffering from dry eyes, you should speak to our ophthalmolgists immediately. Please call Hummel Eye Associates at 405-546-3636 today.
Causes of Dry Eyes
The eyes are complicated parts of the complicated, inter-connected system that is your body. As such, there is rarely just one cause of your dry eyes. A lot of factors usually combine to produce this condition.
According to the National Institute of Health, common causes of dry eyes include:
A dry environment at work or home (an air conditioner is often an issue)
Exposure to the sun
Certain allergy medications and birth control pills
Something going awry in the tear-flow system
This is obviously not an exhaustive list. Our Oklahoma City ophthalmolgists will answer any questions you might have regarding dry eyes, including possible causes. This is important, because by identifying the possible cause we can also identify possible non-medical ways of treating your dry eyes.
Treatments for Dry Eyes
The early stages of treatment for dry eyes are fairly simple and do not always require the intervention of an ophthalmolgist. These include:
Lifestyle and environmental changes (giving up smoking, turning off the air conditioner, buying a humidifier)
Over the counter eye drops and ointments
These often work fine and achieve your goals. However, if your dry eyes persist, you might suffer from an underlying condition that can't be addressed with these tactics. That's where our Oklahoma City ophthalmolgists come in.
We'll thoroughly evaluate your condition to determine its cause. Once we do that, we can discuss a course of treatment for your dry eyes. Possibilities include:
Closing the ducts that drain tears out of your eyes using temporary plugs
Prescription medications, such as topical steroids and eye drops
A surgical closing of the previously mentioned ducts
A referral to a plastic surgeon to correct abnormalities that prevent you from completely closing your eyes when you blink
Whatever the right option is for you, our ophthalmolgists will be able to discover it. You can trust in our skill and years of experience in treating dry eyes.
If you're a resident of the Oklahoma City area and you're looking for a skilled ophthalmolgist, please contact Hummel Eye Associates today.