Dry Eye Center
Offering revolutionary dry eye treatment
Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition that occurs when a patient cannot produce enough tears or their tears are not able to provide adequate moisture to the eye. Tears are important for providing lubrication, clearing away foreign material in the eye, reducing the risk of eye infection, and keeping the surface of the eye smooth. With a lack of tears or high-quality tears, people may experience a range of symptoms that impair vision and hinder quality of life. Anyone can get dry eye, but it’s more likely if you are over the age of 50, are female, wear contact lenses, have a vitamin A deficiency, or have a certain autoimmune condition like Lupus or Sjogren’s Syndrome.
The primary symptom of dry eye syndrome is dry eyes due to the lack of moisture and lubrication from tears or high-quality tears.
Dry eye syndrome can also cause eye discomfort, soreness, or pain in your eye or the areas around it.
Red eyes are a common dry eye symptom. This is when the white part of the eye (the sclera) is red and small veins are distinct.
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The experienced team at Pittsburgh Primary Eyecare takes a customized approach to dry eye treatment through a combination of diagnostic eye exam assessments to find the best course of action for you. There are a multitude of dry eye treatments, including over-the-counter eye drops, prescription medication, lifestyle changes, tear duct plugs, serum drops, amniotic membranes, and surgery. We will work with you on both treatment and preventative measures to ensure your eyes are healthy and pain-free for years to come.