Dry Eye Treatment
in St. Louis, MO
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the tears in our eyes — which are used to give comfort, clarity, and nourishment — are either missing the vital components needed to keep the eyes hydrated or are evaporating too quickly. The lack of lubrication and protection leads to symptoms such as redness, watering, burning, and in severe cases, even pain and blurry vision.
Certain factors can heighten the likelihood of developing dry eye syndrome. If you’re over 50 or female, your risk increases, as hormonal changes during pregnancy, contraceptive use, makeup mishaps, and menopause often affect women. Additionally, the medications you take can also make a difference; dry eyes can result from drugs like antihistamines, beta-blockers, antispasmodics, diuretics, etc.
Get Relief from Your Dry Eye Disease at Erker’s!
More than 300 million people globally suffer from dry eye disease. What makes it dangerous is that not everyone with dry eyes is symptomatic. By the time these patients develop symptoms and become aware, there can be inflammation and/or ocular surface damage, death, or loss of glands, making it harder to treat and manage. It’s also progressive in nature and requires proper treatment and care. Over-the-counter artificial tears, the mainstay of treatment during the 90s, won’t help all individuals with dry eyes — our diverse therapies, however, do.
Our highly trained eye doctors won’t only identify the signs of dry eye, but they’ll also determine the root cause of your case. We’ll then customize a dry eye treatment plan to target the condition at its source to provide fast relief.