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Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment

Dry Eye Syndrome can be a result of: poor tear film quality, reduced tear film production associated with aging, and a side effect of medications taken commonly for high blood pressure, allergies, and hormone replacement as well as other medical conditions. It can also be due to poor eyelid structure or function resulting in an inadequate distribution of tear volume across the eye’s surface.

Diagnostic testing is performed to determine the etiology and extent of dry eye conditions. Treatment options are discussed ranging from regular use of ocular lubricants in mild cases to punctal occlusion therapy in more moderate to severe cases.

Punctal occlusion involves the placement of collagen or silicone plugs into the tear ducts to reduce tear drainage from the eye. This will maintain a higher tear volume at the eye surface to improve patient symptoms and ocular health. Dry eyes can result in contact lens intolerance, increased risk of infection, and in severe cases, surface scarring which can lead to a permanent reduction or loss of vision.

If you think you may suffer from dry eyes or for more information, please call to schedule an evaluation to determine the cause and extent of the problem.


To our patients at Central Ohio Eye care

Your safety is important to us and we are taking the appropriate precautions to protect you and us from the Coronavirus.

Effective Monday March 23rd-April 6th our office will be closed.

We will be checking the phones from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day but no patients will be seen unless it is an emergency.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we are hoping this will be just a temporary closing for the next couple of weeks.

Our office will keep everyone inform.

Thank you for your cooperation