Dry Eye Symptoms

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Dry eye symptoms point to an imbalance that is making your eyes thirsty – for moisture, nutrients, help, and a call to Dr. Yee — Houston’s dry eye expert. Thousands of people come to Dr. Yee to find relief because he is world-renowned for treating dry eye aggressively and progressively with a plan for the long term.

Dr. Yee’s dry eye solutions begin with a thorough eye exam to determine if you have an ocular surface disorder. And he will ask you lifestyle questions to help him further assess if you engage in activities on a daily basis that may aggravate dry eye symptoms — like if you spend significant time on the computer.

In addition to dryness, common symptoms of evaporative dry eye include:

  • Irritation that’s worse in the morning
  • Irritation that’s worse in the evening
  • Grittiness or feeling of a foreign body in the eye
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Reflex tearing (excess tearing because the eye is overcompensating due to the dryness)
  • Redness
  • Discharge in the nasal region of the eyelids
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Itching but different from the itching from allergy
  • Vision disturbances that improves momentarily with a blink
  • Sensitivity to light or photophobia

Dry Eye Can Impact Your Vision and Life:

Dry eye symptoms can make reading, watching TV, using a computer, wearing contact lenses and driving seem impossible. And they can indicate a more serious medical condition that should be diagnosed and treated by a physician. So typically, Dr. Yee will ask you to see your internist or refer you to a rheumatologist to determine if there is an undiagnosed, underlying cause to your dry eye symptoms. Without proper management of dry eye, sufferers can experience:

  • Increased evaporation of tears
  • Unstable tear film
  • Damage to the eye surface
  • Inflammation and cell damage
  • Decrease in vision

Common Aggravating Factors:Dry Eyes | Dr. Richard Yee | Houston TX

  • Environmental — cigarette smoke, drafts, wind
  • Allergies
  • Hormonal
  • Aging
  • Poor Blink Rates
  • Computer Screens — the #1 culprit

Contact Dr. Yee for a consultation to learn more about his practice and how he can change your life, and improve your dry eye suffering.