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Dry Eye Syndrome in Sedalia, MO

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Most people will have dry, itchy eyes now and again, but if it lasts for a long time or takes place often, you might have dry eye syndrome. This highly common condition is due to a lack of tears (or lubrication within the tears) which, in turn, could be caused by an underlying illness, various prescription drugs, or behavioral factors. Tears are vital to the overall health of the eyes, so if they malfunction, it can cause severe irritation of the eyes, as well as hazy vision. Dry eye syndrome is most commonly caused by an underlying medical condition. As soon as this underlying illness is uncovered and dealt with, the dry eye symptoms can be drastically reduced.

Sedalia Eye Associates provides several treatment options for individuals at Whiteman Air Force Base and in Warrensburg, Marshall Junction, and surrounding Missouri communities experiencing dry eye syndrome. After an in-depth eye exam to identify your symptoms and establish the underlying cause, your condition can be treated so you can find relief. To find out more about relief for dry eye syndrome, get in touch with Sedalia Eye Associates to plan your initial visit.


How Is Dry Eye Syndrome Treated?

Your dry eye treatment will depend on the underlying problem behind your dry eyes. Following a detailed exam and consultation, we can tell you which treatment will be most effective for your particular case. Many people with mild cases of dry eye syndrome can find relief with prescription or over-the-counter artificial tears, which can help supplement your natural tears. If your condition doesn't respond to eye drops, tiny plugs can be put in your tear ducts (called punctal occlusion) to block them and retain the real tears in the eye.

Relieve The Discomfort of Dry Eye Today

Dealing with dry eye syndrome is not only uncomfortable, but it could also lead to damage to your vision if left untreated. If you are dealing with dry eye symptoms and attempting to get relief from over-the-counter medications, schedule a dry eye exam at our Sedalia or Warsaw, MO office. The highly trained team at Sedalia Eye Associates can diagnose and manage the various aspects of dry eye syndrome.

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