Dry Eye Diagnosis

Houston | LASEK | Dr. Yee | Dry EyeMany people encounter dry eye symptoms from time to time, but how do you know if your condition is a medical one that requires treatment?  Many times you may have dry eyes and not even know it. That’s because signs and symptoms do not correlate in dry eye disease.  In other words, like glaucoma, hypertension, and diabetes, you may have dry eyes and don’t even know to complain about it.

Obviously, dry eyes, like all other chronic diseases, need appropriate long-term care. And Dr. Yee is with you every step of the way, providing treatments to keep your eyes healthily balanced as much as possible.

During your exam with Dr. Yee, he will ask if you regularly experience uncomfortable symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, the feeling of a foreign body in the eye, tearing, or light sensitivity or redness, Dr. Yee may advise you to seek a physician’s expertise to determine if you may possibly have an auto-immune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, thyroid disease, etc.

Dr. Yee draws on over 20 years of experience and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to get a full assessment of your eyes.  To begin, he will ask you lifestyle questions so that he can understand how you use your eyes and how they feel on a daily basis. This is particularly important if you are a computer user, since we now know staring at a computer screen for long periods will exacerbate your dry eye.

The Dr. Yee Treatment is customized for your particular type of dry eyes. It is the utmost importance to understand your disease and Dr. Yee will educate you as well as provide the necessary treatments. Treatments are long-term and compliance is the key! Dr. Yee will help you do that.

He respects every one of his patients and only recommends treatment that he thinks will add to your improvement. While there is no “absolute” cure for dry eye, Dr. Yee’s goal is to make sure your treatment plan is sustainable for you and that you experience many more good days than bad.

Dr. Yee’s dry eye recommendations are meant to better your situation and improve the health of your ocular surface. New dry eye treatments and technologies are continuously being introduced and adopted by Dr. Yee. With him, you know that he is always striving to find the safest, most effective solutions for every one of his patients.

Contact Dr. Yee for a consultation to learn more about his practice and how he can change your life, improve your Dry Eye Suffering to have more good days!