Dry eye syndrome
WHAT IS DRY EYE SYNDROME?Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which a sufficient amount of tears in the quality needed for the wetting of the eye surface is not formed. This syndrome occurs more in patients over the age of 50, women going through menopause, patients after an eye surgery, but also in people who spend a lot of time working at the computer.
The disease usually affects both eyes, and its main symptoms include:
- burning sensation and itching
- increased sensitivity to light, smoke or wind
- tiredness and redness of the eyes
- pressure and headache.
HOW TO GET RID OF THE DRY EYE SYMPTOMDry eye treatment depends on its cause. It is most commonly treated with eye drops and sprays, application of artificial tears or gels. If classical methods don't work, the solution may be temporary or permanent blockage of the ocular passages by means of implants, thus preventing tears from draining.
If the cause of the syndrome is a problem with the functionality of the eyelids, their plastic surgery will help. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia, and after its completion, you can go home immediately. We treat the wound from the surgery and cover it, thus avoiding contact with water. A checkup is five days later, during which we remove the stitches. Bruising and swelling may appear two to three weeks after the surgery, but these disappear after some time. The stabilization of the surgery’s outcome occurs after 4-8 weeks.
Dry eye syndrome adversely affects the quality of life. In the case of interest in its treatment, please contact us.
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