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Ocular surface disease, also known as dry eyes, is a chronic condition. There are a host of treatments available to ease a patient's suffering; however, there is rarely a means to cure the disease completely. Patients with dry eyes will often experience:
Burning, irritated, gritty or scratchy eyes
Difficulty wearing contact lenses
Excessive paradoxical tearing or watery eyes
Symptoms are often made worse with reading or extended screen time. In its most advanced stage, dry eye disease can damage the surface of the eye resulting in a decline in vision.
In addition to improving a patient's comfort and visual clarity on a day to day basis, it is also important to stabilize the surface of the eye before undergoing cataract surgery to improve the visual outcome. After surgery the tear film must be maintained to optimize results.
If you think you have dry eyes and would like to schedule an exam to speak with a doctor about treatment options call Cardinal Vision LLC today at (803) 999-EYES or schedule an appointment by clicking on the link below.