Dry Eye Disease

Comprehensive Ophthalmology located in Suwanee, GA
Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease services offered in Suwanee, GA

Dry eye disease is a common condition among children and adults alike. At Stratus Eye in Suwanee, Georgia, board-certified ophthalmologist Jeffrey Tran, MD, is a patient-focused physician who customizes dry eye care based on your specific needs. Dr. Tran offers dry eye examinations and treatments to reduce your discomfort and preserve your eye health. Call the ophthalmology clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dry eyes.

Dry Eye Disease Q & A

What is dry eye disease?

Dry eye disease is a condition in which your eyes aren’t well lubricated. When there isn’t enough lubrication to coat the surface of your eye, you might develop inflammation and experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. 

Dr. Tran has taught at the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) for prep courses on dry eye care. He offers a comprehensive understanding of allergies and dry eye treatments to give you effective symptom relief. 

What causes dry eye disease?

Dry eye disease often occurs as a result of tear deficiency. When your lacrimal or tear-producing glands produce insufficient tears to keep your eye’s surface well hydrated, it can cause the condition. 

Other causes of dry eyes may include: 

  • Allergies
  • Skin disease near the eyes 
  • Wearing contact lens 
  • Having laser eye surgery
  • Autoimmune disorder (Sjögren’s syndrome)
  • Certain medications 
  • Dry or cold environment 

While there may be several reasons for dry eye disease, the best way to find out the cause of your specific condition is through an eye evaluation at Stratus Eye.

What symptoms does dry eye disease cause?

With dry eye disease, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • A grainy or sandy feeling in your eye
  • Stinging and burning sensation 
  • Eye fatigue
  • Heaviness in the eyelids
  • Intolerance for contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Pain and redness

If dry eye disease is left untreated, it might increase your risk of developing corneal ulcers or experiencing loss of vision.

How is dry eye disease treated?

At Stratus Eye, Dr. Tran may perform tests to evaluate the quality or volume of your tears. He might measure your tear production, and then see how long it takes before your tears dry up. 

Dr. Tran uses the information from your eye exam to develop a customized treatment plan for you. Your eye care plan is fully personalized to suit your dry eye treatment preferences.

Treatment options may include the following:

  • Artificial tears
  • Prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops
  • Dropless dry eye management
  • Punctal plugs 

Call Stratus Eye today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dry eye disease.