Dry Eye Syndrome is when either the eye does not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can be a very painful condition. The symptoms include irritation, redness, discharge, and easily fatigued eyes. Blurred vision may also occur. Many doctors treat Dry Eye Syndrome with drops called Restasis and artificial tears. These drops are a good beginning but for severe cases of Dry Eye Syndrome treatments such as using Amniotic membranes can be the answer.
An amniotic membrane, the inner layer of the fetal membrane, has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. In effect, it creates a fetal environment that promotes corneal healing and helps return the ocular surface to a normal state.
Treatments such as this and others used by Dr. Schmidt in our Dry Eye Center of the Carolinas can be the beginning to the end of your Dry Eye. Dr. Treece in our Specialty Contact Lens Center specializes in specialty contact lenses that can treat Dry Eyes. Together the two can help with painful Dry Eye Syndrome, giving you lasting and permanent relief from Dry Eye Syndrome.
Look for more blogs in regards to Dry Eye treatments and find the treatment that may give you a cure for your Dry Eyes. Review our sections on our website detailing procedures performed in our Dry Eye Center of the Carolinas and our Specialty Contact Lens Center and visit our centers today for a consultation that can change your life.