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What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
A number of factors can lead to dry eye syndrome, including age, eye fatigue caused by computer use or television viewing, reduced tear production and others. Knowing the cause of your unique symptoms is one of the most important steps in treating your discomfort.
Untreated, dry eye syndrome can lead to a degradation of vision, increased pain or ulceration of the cornea.
At Uptown Eye Care, we know how uncomfortable chronic dry eyes can be. We also know how important it is to treat the underlying condition leading to your discomfort.
While there are many good reasons we choose to stay in Minnesota in the winter, there are also some challenges that we face. One of those challenges is how to best care for our eyes and experience good vision when extreme temperatures cause humidity to drop, eyes to feel dry and glasses to fog up.
Uptown Eye Care serves patients of all ages, with our eye care services designed to meet the needs of our patients from infancy through maturity. We provide total eye health care, from evaluating the developing vision in a young child to diagnosing and caring for the needs of the aging visual system.
There are different causes of Dry Eye Disease, and, not surprisingly, there are different ways to treat Dry Eye Disease.
Dr. Elaine Happ, OD owns a vision center that offers comprehensive treatment for dry eye disease. “I have developed a treatment protocol that takes into account that each individual will respond differently to treatment.”
We often hear the question, “what is the most nder-diagnosed eye disease?”
While people routinely describe their symptoms of dry eyes to their eye doctor, Dry Eye Disease is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases.
An unbalanced tear film will be manifest in ocular discomfort and damage to the surface of your eyes. This condition is known as Dry Eye Disease. The best way to measure the extent of this imbalance is to have your eye doctor measure your tear film osmolarity.