Dry Eye Disease
Dry Eye Treatment Center - Bridgeport, CT
Dr Manjoney is a CT area dry eye specialist, and has handled various dry eyes cases in her 24 years of ophthalmology practice experience. It is important to be properly evaluated for dry eye if you are experiencing symptoms that are affecting your quality of life (see below).
Dry eye can be caused by a number of factors. Dry eyes can result from decreased tear production or an unstable tear film.
Causes of Dry Eye:
- Contact lenses
- Age: As we age, glands in the eyelids produce less oil. Decreased oil production makes tears to evaporate quickly, leaving the eye dry.
- Diseases including Diabetes, Arthritis and Collagen Vascular Diseases, and Blepharitis
- Hormonal changes, especially after menopause
- Prescription medications as well as over the counter medications: these include few high blood pressure medications, diuretics, antihistamines, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives and pain medications.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
- Foreign body sensation inside the eye
- Blurring of vision after periods of reading, computer work, or watching TV
- Itching, burning, or aching of eyes
- Reflex tearing or excessive tearing
- Red or irritated eyes
A comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Manjoney will determine if you have Dry Eye. Please contact her office at (203) 576-6500 or Contact us to schedule a dry eye consultation.