Latest Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome

Woman using an eyedropper to drop eye drops into her eye

If you have dry eye disease, you may suffer from symptoms like blurred vision, stinging or burning, a “gritty” sensation in your eyes and eye fatigue. This happens because the eyes don’t produce adequate tears. If you don’t seek the latest treatment for dry eye syndrome, the condition can also damage your eyes and endanger your eyesight.

Fortunately, you don’t have to “live with” the condition. There are new, cutting-edge dry eye treatments that can reduce or eliminate your symptoms, and our dry eye experts at Florida Eye Specialists are here to help. That includes offering our free, comprehensive guide to dry eyes, which we encourage you to read.

Latest Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome:

Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral Contact Lenses, one type of dry eye treatment
  • Lid hygiene measures consisting of warm compresses and lid scrubs
  • Moisture chamber goggles; goggles for C-pap users
  • Artificial tears, gels or ointments
  • Serum eye drops
  • Vitamins for dry eyes
  • Prescription medications
  • Plugs for dry eyes
  • BlephEx
  • LipiFlow® – targets affected glands with directed energy, where it is needed most. Click here to learn more about the LipiFlow® treatment in Florida.
  • ProKera – a new treatment for chronic Dry Eye that heals the surface of your eye (cornea) and returns your eye to a normal, healthy state. Click here to learn more about the ProKera Option.
  • Scleral contact lenses – large diameter, rigid gas permeable lenses that can improve dryness and comfort for patients. Dr. Riordan specializes in fitting these types of contact lenses.

The key to dry eye treatment is breaking the cycle of irritation and inflammation by identifying the cause of the dry eye and then addressing the underlying problem. Your doctor will examine your eyes and assess your eyelid margins, your Meibomian glands, tear production and tear quality, and formulate a treatment plan that best suits your type of dry eye.