Dry Eye Treatment

At Southern Eye Group, we are proud to be at the forefront of treatment for dry eye. Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition that affects millions of people. For some, at-home remedies for dry eye provide adequate relief. When this is not the case, residents in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and throughout the Gulf Coast turn to the dry eye therapy experts at Southern Eye Group.

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common condition, affecting more than 16 million adults in the United States. Dry eye syndrome can cause dryness, eyes that water excessively, a feeling of grittiness, and other uncomfortable symptoms. The most common cause of dry eye is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which affects up to 85% of dry eye patients. Usually, meibomian gland dysfunction is a result of blockages of the meibomian glands, which produce oil that lubricates the eyes.

Home Remedies for Dry Eye

For patients with occasional dry eye, home remedies can be very effective. If you are suffering from symptoms of dry eye disease, try some of these at-home dry eye solutions:

  • A warm compress: Hold a warm, moist washcloth against the eyes for 15 minutes.
  • Lubricating Eye drops: Over-the-counter eye drops can help alleviate discomfort from dry eye. Be sure to select drops designed to lubricate, not simply treat redness.
  • Change your environment: Try moving fans so they don’t blow on your face and eliminate dust from your environment. If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, wear glasses that have glare protection.
  • Supplements for dry eye: Omega-3 fatty acids may help increase eye lubrication.

Professional Dry Eye Treatments

For many patients with dry eye, home remedies may not provide effective or lasting relief dry eye relief. At Southern Eye Group, we offer a range of medical treatments for dry eye.

Prescription eye drops such as Restasis® and Xiidra® can provide prompt and lasting relief from dry eye. These eye drops help to lubricate the eyes and also improve tear function.

Contact Southern Eye Group

With offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and throughout the Gulf Coast, the dry eye experts at Southern Eye Group provide patients with dry eye therapy that works. If you suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye, contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist.

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