Dry Eye Treatment
Chronic Dry Eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, is a medical condition that can result from the eyes’ reduced ability to produce tears. Recent studies show that this condition affects more than 3.2 million Americans. Research has shown that Chronic Dry Eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) can be the result of a functional problem in the tear-producing glands of the eyes. This not only reduces tear production, but creates an insufficient amount of tears to lubricate or nourish the eye. It’s important to remember that while environmental factors can further aggravate Chronic Dry Eye, they are not the cause. One cause of Chronic Dry Eye can be the body’s reduced ability to produce tears
At the Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center, we perform the latest tests and treatments for Chronic Dry Eye including Restasis® treatment and punctal plugging.