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Dry Eye Therapy in North Hills

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Treating Dry Eye Disease

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we offer dry eye therapy to help manage and alleviate the discomfort dry eye disease can bring. 

Dry eye disease can appear any time eyes are overworked throughout the day. Our experienced team is here to help alleviate the discomfort that accompanies dry eye disease with various treatment methods.

Book an appointment with us to learn more about dry eye disease and find relief today.

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What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when eyes do not produce enough tears to stay lubricated or when there’s something wrong with tear production process. This lack of tear production can lead to inflammation and damage your cornea.

Some common symptoms associated with dry eye disease include: 

  • A scratchy feeling in your eye
  • Stinging or burning
  • Red or swollen eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision

Dry eye disease affects millions of Americans every year, but there are various treatment methods that can help alleviate symptoms and provide relief.

Dry Eye Causes

Your eyes have glands above them that keep your eyes lubricated. These glands produce the 3 layers that your tears are comprised of:

  • The oily outer layer
  • The water middle layer
  • The inner mucus layer

Dry eye disease can occur when the glands that produce your tears become inflamed or do not produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes.

When your eyes do not receive the moisture from your tears, dry eye disease has the chance to affect your eyes through other causes such as: 

  • Exposure to wind or dry air
  • Not blinking enough
  • Long-term contact lens wear
  • The natural effects of aging

Dry eye disease appears more commonly in people aged 50 and older. Underlying conditions can increase the risk of developing dry eyes. 

Risk factors that can contribute to dry eye disease include: 

  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Digital eye strain
  • Allergies

Treating Dry Eye

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, our team provides various dry eye disease treatment methods to help you find relief.

RESTASIS Eye Drops

RESTASIS eye drops are prescription drops that treat the underlying cause of chronic dry eye by managing inflammation and increasing your eyes’ ability to produce tears. Tear production is essential to lubricate your eyes and prevent dry eye disease.

RESTASIS differs from artificial tears, which are over-the-counter lubricants that provide temporary symptom relief.

Xiidra is an FDA-approved prescription eye drop that treats the symptoms of dry eye disease. Xiidra eye drops are designed to focus on the source of inflammation that can cause dry eye disease.

Xiidra can provide quick results, and patients have seen results in as little as 2 weeks in some cases with twice-daily use.

We offer PRN dry eye vitamins to treat dry eye disease symptoms. Omega-3 deficient glands can sometimes become inflamed or clogged, leading to accelerated tear evaporation and dryness due to missing oil.

PRN dry eye vitamins can help maintain a healthy tear film and, as a result, help with overall eye comfort.

Punctal plugs, also known as lacrimal plugs, are devices that can help treat dry eye disease. Before receiving punctal plugs, your eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if punctal plugs are a good option for you.

Once you’re approved for punctal plugs, your doctor will use a special instrument to insert the plugs into the corner of your eye, where your tear duct opening is located. Punctal plugs form a blockage so your tears cannot freely flow out, keeping your eyes lubricated.

Relief From Dry Eye Disease

Our team at McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates knows that dry eye disease can cause discomfort and interfere with your productivity. We want to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms and provide various treatment methods to do so.

Book an appointment with us to address your dry eye disease concerns and get treatment today.

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Wexford

We’re located on Brooktree Road in the Brooktree Center Office Park. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 1000 Brooktree Rd. Suite 300
  • Wexford, PA 15090

Perrysville

Find us just off Perry Highway next to Allegheny North Veterinary Hospital. Please give us a call if you have any trouble locating our office.

  • 956 Perry Hwy.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Gibsonia

Our practice is located just off William Flinn Highway. Give us a call if you have any problems finding us.

  • 5450 William Flinn Hwy.
  • Gibsonia, PA 15044

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