Dry Eye and Tearing

What is dry eye?

Do your eyes tear a lot but always feel dry? If so, you may have a condition known as “dry eye”. Although the name implies that your eyes produce no tears, patients with this condition actually feel that they are producing too many tears. Your eyes are lubricated by tears, and when your tearing system is not working correctly, the tears drain from your eyes before the eye itself is lubricated. This is why your eyes feel dry even though you are producing tears.

Am I a Candidate for Dry Eye and Tearing Treatment?

Some of the most common signs of dry eye and tearing are the following:

  • Discomfort

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Feeling like there is something in your eye

  • Blurred vision

  • Itching

  • Redness

The cause of dry eye and tearing is unique to each patient, such as aging, certain medications, medical conditions, and problems with the structures of the eyes. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for dry eye and tearing treatment is to schedule a FREE private consultation with Dr. Hormozi.

What Is the Treatment for Dry Eye and Tearing?

Treatment for your dry eye and tearing may require prescription medications or surgical procedures. Surgery options typically involve temporarily closing or plugging the tear ducts that drain the tears from your eyes. Doing this allows the tears to remain on your eye longer to aid with lubrication. Additionally eyelids can be loose and create a dry eye condition with reactive tearing, for these cases an eyelid tightening procedure performed under local anesthesia, can resolve the tearing and discomfort.

What Is the Recovery After Treatment?

Treatment for dry eye and tearing is either done at home or on an outpatient basis. If you undergo one of the surgical procedures, you are able to return to your normal activities after the procedure. Dr. Hormozi will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

How Much Does Dry Eye and Tearing Treatment Cost in Baltimore and Towson?

Dry eye and tearing treatment costs vary by patient, depending on the types of treatments that are recommended by Dr. Hormozi. Your insurance company may cover the cost of treatment for your dry eye and tearing. For non-covered procedures we offer FREE private consultations.

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