Treatment For Dry Eye
Dry eye syndrome occurs as a result of insufficient tear production, which leads to an inadequate lubrication of the eye necessary to maintain a healthy eye surface. The condition may present with chronic symptoms such as irritation and discomfort, dryness, and sensitivity to light. Other factors which can induce the condition include age, environmental conditions, certain medications and long-term use of contact lenses. Advanced dry eye syndrome can damage the surface layer of the eye with the potential to impair vision. Dry eye affects more than 20 per cent of the population.
Dry eye syndrome is an ongoing condition of which there is no cure; however, symptoms can usually be well managed. Hope Island Optical employs the latest diagnostic equipment and treatment available. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is effective in 80 per cent of people with dry eye. A wide variety of lubricating eye drops and ointments are available to sufferers of dry eye, as well as IPL (intense pulsed light) technology and punctual occlusion (tear duct plugs). Your optometrist will advise you on the appropriate management of dry eyes.