How To Get Relief From Dry Eye Syndrome In Colorado

By: Michael Clark

Since dry eyes are a common condition in the Colorado area it is important to know the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and solutions to the condition. Dry Eye Syndrome as it is called can be extremely uncomfortable. Some basic symptoms of the condition are redness of the eyes, burning sensations, and excess tearing. As you can see having any of those symptoms would be very uncomfortable and annoying. The nice thing is that there are some solutions to help with the dry eyes condition which we will discuss.

If you are reading this to learn more about dry eyes or think you may have Dry Eye Syndrome you are in luck. Dry Eye Syndrome is a medical condition that can actually be diagnosed by a doctor. A doctor will conduct a bunch of tests in order to make the determination if someone has this syndrome. This is especially important to know this information if you are a resident of Colorado because if you are considering having Colorado eye surgery done to your eyes you are at a higher risk for it to happen.

Due to the high altitude of the Colorado area dry eyes are a lot more common here. The tests the eye doctor will conduct include tests for tear quality and tear production. The results of these tests will tell the doctor how severe the patient's condition is. To give you an idea of some of the tests that may be conducted I will explain a few. There is a colored dye that the doctor may put in your eyes to test for dry cells on the surface of your eyes. There are test that are timed in order to determine the tear production and tear break-up of the eyes. The doctor should also examine the tear producing glands of the eyes. After conducting these tests the doctor should be able to make a determination on how bad the patient's dry eye condition is and will also help the doctor to be able to determine the best form of treatment.

There are several different treatment options for Colorado Eye Syndrome. To give you an idea of what some of them are I will explain a few. The most basic of treatments options includes things such as ointments and prescription eye drops. Some doctors may recommend oral medications, nutritional supplements, or lid scrubs. The bad things about these treatment options is that it can take a while to see any results and get the relief you need for dry eyes. There is one treatment option that is highly recommended by most eye doctors. It is a Punctal Plug and can provide long-term relief from Dry Eye Syndrome in Colorado. Punctal Plugs are tiny silicone plugs that are inserted into the tear drainage system of the eyes. What this does is slow down the tear loss from the eyes surface. The other nice thing about the Punctal Plugs is that is a painless, very simple, and extremely fast procedure. Anyone considering Colorado eye surgery should think about these things. It is by far the best option there is if you are wanting long term relief from Dry Eye Syndrome especially in the Colorado area.

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