Dry Eye Treatment in Las Vegas, NV

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears, or when the tears that are produced do not have the right composition to keep the eyes lubricated and healthy. The result is a feeling of dryness, discomfort, and even pain in the eyes, as well as other symptoms such as redness, itching, and light sensitivity.

What Causes Dry Eye?

There are several different causes of dry eye, including age, medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, hormonal changes, and certain medications. However, one of the most common causes of dry eye is our modern lifestyle, which involves spending a lot of time in front of screens, in air-conditioned or heated environments, and in areas with low humidity.

The good news is that there are many effective treatments available for dry eye, and at Ellen Merkin in Las Vegas, we offer a range of options to help our patients find relief from their dry eye symptoms.

Treatments for Dry Eye

One of the most effective treatments for dry eye is the use of artificial tears, which can help to lubricate the eyes and relieve dryness and discomfort. There are several different types of artificial tears available, including gels, ointments, and drops, and our team at Ellen Merkin can help you choose the right one for your needs.

Another effective treatment for dry eye is the use of punctal plugs, which are small devices that are inserted into the tear ducts to help retain natural tears on the surface of the eye. These plugs can be temporary or permanent, and can provide long-term relief from dry eye symptoms.

In addition, we also offer a range of other treatments for dry eye, such as eyelid scrubs, thermal pulsation therapy, and meibomian gland expression.

What are Symptoms of Dry Eye?

If you are experiencing some or all the symptoms listed below, then you may be suffering from dry eye.  

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes  
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes  
  • Sensitivity to light  
  • Eye redness  
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes  
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses  
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving  
  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes  
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue  

Diagnosis and Treatment at Center for Sight

At Ellen Merkin, our team of experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients with dry eye. During your comprehensive eye exam we use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose the condition and determine the underlying cause, and then create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eye, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. We understand how frustrating and uncomfortable dry eye can be, and we are here to help you find relief and get back to enjoying your daily activities.

Symptoms of Dry Eye are Uncomfortable, but We Can Help!

Book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam, and mention that you have been experiencing symptoms of dry eye.

Contact our office by calling 702-213-7235 today to schedule an appointment.