Dry Eye Treatment
in Thousand Oaks, CA
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye occurs when the eyes aren’t sufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness, and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don’t produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves have a chemical imbalance. Dry eye treatments are available.
People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, but the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions, or injuries.
Is Dry Eye Painful?
Dry eye is not only painful, it can also damage the eye’s tissues and impair vision.
Non-surgical Dry Eye treatments
Non-surgical treatments for dry eye include:
- Blinking exercises
- Increasing humidity at home or work
- Use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment
Surgical Dry Eye Treatments
If non-surgical methods fail, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed. Eyelid surgery is also a solution if an eyelid condition is causing your dry eyes.
Dry Eye treatment – LipiFlow Treatment
Dr. Ebroon and Dr. Zhang specialize in the new dry eye treatment option for patients suffering from dry eyes, utilizing the latest technology LipiFlow. To determine if LipiFlow is the best option for the treatment of your dry eye condition, please call our office at to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about LipiFlow dry eye treatment, please contact our office by calling 805.495.0458 or filling out our online form. You can also view our patient education videos below for further information: