Tears are an important factor in keeping our eyes healthy and lubricated. This is not only for your comfort but also for your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eye.
There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in the form of drops or ointments.
We also perform temporary and non-dissolving punctal plugs. These are used to close the ducts that help drain the overflow of tears. If you stop the tears from draining out of your eye, you will have more tears in your eyes. We start treatment with a temporary plug to see if it is going to help before trying a more permanent arrangement.
If you have any question about dry eye or would like to be seen, please contact us today.