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Dry Eye Symptoms

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Some consider eye discomfort to be among the worst pain imaginable, greater than even that of a kidney stone or childbirth. This is likely due to the fact that the eyes are the site of the highest concentration of nerve cells in the body, explaining why, when we get something as small as an eyelash or a speck of dirt or dust in our eye, we stop everything, rush to a mirror, and look for the lash or other foreign object stuck in our eye.

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Many dry eye sufferers can attest that the discomfort caused by their underlying dry eye disease can be fairly serious. Dr. Hiten Prajapati at Triangle Family Eye Care can help relieve many of the symptoms and underlying causes that lead to the pain caused by Dry Eye Syndrome, from the mildest to the most severe.

Dr. Prajapati will conduct a full dry eye assessment to determine your symptoms, triggers, whether the causes of the pain are discernible and discuss a course of treatment to help you obtain relief from your pain due to dry eye.

Eye Symptoms

  • Blinking Frequently
  • Blurred Vision
  • Burning
  • Crawling on Eye Lashes
  • Crusting
  • Debris in Eyes
  • Debris in Eye Lashes
  • Difficulty Opening Eyes
  • Drippy Eyes
  • Dry Eyes
  • Epiphora
  • Eye Pain
  • Eyes Feel Like Open Wounds
  • Feels like Crushed Glass in the Eyes
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Gritty, Scratchy, or Sandy
  • Heavy Eyes, Heavy Eye Lids
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Lids Stick to Eyes
  • Menthol, Acid, and Gasoline
  • Misdirected Lashes
  • Mucous Discharge
  • Pain or Other Discomfort when Reading, Driving, or Doing Other Activities that Require Focus
  • Raw
  • Redness
  • Saponification, Frothy Tears
  • Screwdriver in Eye at Waking
  • Sensitivity to Fumes and Perfumes
  • Sensitivity to Light (Photophobia)
  • Sensitivity to Temperature
  • Stinging
  • Tearing
  • Tired Eyes
  • Tissues Under Eye Lids
  • Twitching Eye Lids
  • Watery Eyes
  • Wetness

Dry Eyes Syndrome Treatment

Treating Dry Eye Syndrome and the many related conditions can be frustrating for both doctors and patients. Patients typically want and expect immediate relief from symptoms and doctors usually only have a small arsenal of tools (warm compresses, lid wipes, lubricating drops, topical or oral antibiotics, topical steroids, and lid massage) from which to choose in prescribing treatment.

The exception here is the rare, experienced physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases, and has had specialized training and experience with more aggressive dry eye modalities. Dr. Hiten Prajapati’s focus in his practice is to treat even the most severe symptoms resulting from Dry Eye Syndrome in its many forms.

Dry Eye doctors have many tools in their arsenals. Dr. Prajapati of Triangle Family Eye Care has experience with many of the more specialized dry eye treatment options such as Lipiflow, Blephex, and Intense Pulsed Light. Whether your symptoms and dry eye complaints are sporadic and minor or constant and severe, Dr. Prajapati has training and experience in so many dry eye modalities that he will be able to help you! Come in for your dry eye screening today!