DRY EYE SYNDROME
At Esterman Eye Institute we diagnose and treat dry eye syndrome, also referred to as dry eye disease. It is characterized by a lack of quality tear production or excess tear evaporation, which results in insufficient moisture and lubrication for one’s eyes. Dry eyes may also result from environmental factors that irritate the eyes.
Our eye specialists perform diagnostic tests to evaluate the nature of a patient’s dry eye disorder, determine treatment options and improve symptoms. A common treatment plan involves artificial tears, eye drops and/or ointments, which simulate the action of tears. Punctal plugs are another treatment option for dry eyes, since they slow tear drainage and can improve tear film function. Restasis® eye drops can also be prescribed by our ophthalmologists as a treatment for dry eye.