Eye examinations often reveal that a patient has been experiencing dry eye symptoms. Dry eyes can be very uncomfortable , causing symptoms such as stinging or burning sensations. Fortunately, there are options available for dry eye treatment in Londonderry. An eye doctor may recommend using artificial tears for patients with occasional, mild symptoms.
Patients who have persistent, severe dry eye symptoms can watch this video to find out about advanced treatment options. For instance, if dry eyes are caused by inflammation, the eye doctor may prescribe steroids. If the underlying cause is lipid deficiency, then the patient may be a good candidate for a procedure to place punctal plugs to close the tear ducts and prevent tears from draining away too quickly.