|Treatment of Dry Eye and Other
Dr. Scott offers the latest techniques
to treat both chronic dry eyes and tearing disorders. Tearing
disorders can be broken down into two main categories: too few
tears or too many tears. If the eye is chronically dry with
either inadequate tears or the wrong consistency of tears, you
can suffer from burning, stinging and chronic irritation of
your eyes. If artificial tears and ointments have not improved
your condition, you may be a candidate for the latest punctal
plug occlusion. Punctal plugs generally provide dramatic improvement
of the discomfort associated with dry eyes.
If you suffer from too many tears, with tears running down your
face, you may have a blocked tear drainage duct, and this can
be helped, as well. Blocked tear drainage ducts can cause chronic
infections, red eyes and ocular irritation. There are both medical
and surgical treatments to correct excessive-tearing problems.
The exact treatments Dr. Scott recommends would vary depending
upon the exact diagnosis. The best way to determine the nature
of your condition and the appropriate course of treatment is
to schedule a consultation and have Dr. Scott thoroughly evaluate
If you suffer from dry eye
or another lacrimal disorder, please call 703-620-4300 today
to schedule your private consultation.