Dry eye is a common condition in which the eyes are insufficiently lubricated, leading to itching, redness and pain. The eyes can become dry and irritated because the tear ducts are not producing a sufficient number of tears, or because there is a chemical imbalance in the tears themselves. Natural tears require a particular chemical balance to lubricate the eyes efficiently.
Alleviating the symptoms of dry eye is important. Left untreated, they have the potential to damage vision. Dry eye can be diagnosed after a thorough examination of the eyes, and a Schirmer tear test to evaluate tear production.
Please take a look at the list below for some of the conditions and treatments seen by our ophthalmologists at Eye Institute. If you would like to receive more information on any of the following topics, or to make an appointment, please contact us at 850.474.8436.
Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers
Please follow the links below to learn more about our providers who manage these conditions.