Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment
In order to maintain the overall health of your eyes, you need to have a healthy film of tears. This film helps to keep your eyes moistened, clean, and functioning properly. If your tear glands are not creating enough of a tear film or are not producing the quality of tears your body needs, you may experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.
Experiencing the symptoms of dry eye syndrome may include your eyes feeling dry or burning, but dry eye syndrome can also cause constant tearing. If you are in the Dallas area and are experiencing dry eye syndrome, our team at Brooks Eye Associates can help. Contact us to today by calling (972) 736-9347.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
When your eyes are producing the right quality or quantity or tears, this can affect all three parts of the tear film. These layers keep your eyes moist, clean, and lubricated and all three of them need to be functioning properly for good eye sight. If these are disrupted, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Feeling like something is in your eye
- Scratchy eyes
- Burning in the eyes
- Difficulties wearing your contacts
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Sore eyes
- Excessive irritation to allergens, smoke, air conditioning, or circulated air
While dry eye syndrome may be a very uncomfortable condition to have, it is very treatable and is the most common problem that our team treats.
Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment
There are many effective ways to treat dry eye syndrome and ensure that it doesn’t turn into something more serious. If you’re simply experiencing a feeling of dryness, our experienced leader, Dr. Brooks, may simply prescribe eye drops or eye lubricants. These can help moisten your eyes and even out your tear film.
If you’re experiencing constant tearing that causes your tears to evaporate so quickly that you have dry eye syndrome, Dr. Brooks may want to use tear duct plugs in order to stop the excessive tearing.
Tear duct plugs (punctal plugs) can be dissolvable or semi-permanent depending on the severity of your dry eye syndrome symptoms.
Dr. Brooks and our team have the experience you can trust when treating dry eye syndrome and are here to help. If you’re in Dallas or Plano, Texas and are experiencing dry eye syndrome symptoms, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today. You can call us at (972) 736-9347.
How Does Cataract Surgery Work?
Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most predictable, and most common surgeries performed in modern medicine. If cataracts are interfering with your eyesight, our experienced Dallas cataract surgeon Dr. Brooks can restore clear, undistorted vision by removing the cloudy natural lens in your eye and replacing it with a lens implant.
Dr. Brooks performs no-stitch cataract surgery using a high-frequency ultrasonic device that breaks up your cloudy lens into tiny pieces, which are then gently removed from the eye’s surface. This process is called phacoemulsification. Once your lens has been removed, a clear lens implant – also called an intraocular lens (IOL) – is positioned into place.
We offer several different types of lens implants that can address a wide range of refractive disorders, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It may take some time for your visual system to fully adjust to your new lens implant, but once it does, you will be able to enjoy clear, colorful vision once again. In fact, many of our patients are able to see better with their lens implants than they did even before their cataracts formed. Additionally, after cataract surgery, you can have the confidence of knowing that your cataracts will not return since they cannot grow on an artificial lens.
If you have further questions about cataract surgery, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 737-1182 to schedule an appointment with Dallas cataract surgeon Dr. Dain Brooks. We serve patients throughout Plano, Frisco, and Dallas, Texas.