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Untreated Dry Eye Disease Harms Vision.


Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a complex group of disorders which affect the eye surface. While extremely common, DED often goes undiagnosed and untreated. In the past, the importance of a healthy ocular surface was often neglected.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease include: 

  • Fluctuating blurred vision

  • Burning and stinging sensations

  • Watery tearing eyes

  • Feeling like something is in the eyes

  • Glare from bright lights 

  • Worsening of symptoms when reading, working on the computer, and watching TV

Dry Eye Disease falls into two broad categories: aqueous and evaporative. Aqueous dry eye involves poor tear production and is usually tied to inflammation. Evaporative dry eye is related to an uneven layer of oil on the eye surface causing tears to evaporate quickly. Most patients have a combination of both types, but each requires a different approach to restore a natural, comfortable ocular surface.

Long-standing ocular surface diseases such as Dry Eye Disease are not only uncomfortable, they can actually be damaging and lead to vision loss. At Orangeburg Eye Center, we know that the proper management of Dry Eye Disease is fundamental to keeping our patients seeing well. We take a proactive, patient centric approach to ensure the best vision outcomes. Our eye specialists treat the full spectrum of DED from mild cases to those requiring advanced therapy.

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