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Eye Specialists - Pittsburgh, PA

Dry Eyes

While dry eye may sound like it isn't a serious problem, you'd be surprised how it can impact your vision and your overall well being. If you're struggling with dry eye, you may experience serious irritation and sensitivity, and the last thing you want to do is wait it out and hope that the problem goes away on its own. 

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, we can provide you with the dry eye syndrome treatment you need to get your dry eye under control. We offer various options for treatment of dry eye depending on the severity of your condition, and with a commitment to one-on-one care, we'll work with you to come up with a plan that fits your needs. 

If you're ready to find the relief from dry eye symptoms you deserve with the best eye doctors Pittsburgh has to offer, call Medical & Surgical Eye Associates today or schedule an appointment online. We'll be happy to help you get started on the road to better vision.

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Leading-Edge Dry Eye Treatment from Your Eye Specialist

Personalized Treatment from an Experienced Dry Eye Specialist

Dry eye can occur for a number of reasons, including environmental factors, medications, and underlying health conditions. That's why it's important to work with an experienced specialist who can help you identify the root cause of your problem. 

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, we utilize amniotic membrane therapy to treat dry eye. This involves placing a thin layer of amniotic membrane over the surface of the eye to help promote healing and protect the eye from further irritation. Amniotic membrane therapy is a highly effective treatment for dry eye, and it can provide you with long-lasting relief. 

In addition to amniotic membrane therapy, we also offer a number of other treatments for dry eye, including:

  • Artificial tears and other over-the-counter eye drops: These can provide temporary relief from dry eye symptoms, but they don't treat the underlying cause of the problem. 
  • Prescription eye drops: If you're using over-the-counter drops and not seeing the results you want, we may prescribe a stronger medication. These eye drops can help to reduce inflammation and improve tear production. 
  • Eye ointments: If you're dealing with severe dry eye, we may recommend using an eye ointment at bedtime. This can help to lubricate your eyes and prevent them from becoming too dry overnight. 
  • Punctal plugs: Punctal plugs are tiny devices that are inserted into the tear ducts to help keep tears on the surface of the eye for a longer period of time. This can be a helpful treatment for people who have trouble producing enough tears. 

 Our dry eye specialists have years of experience helping patients find relief from this frustrating condition. No matter what's causing your dry eye, our experienced specialists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of dry eye?

The most common symptom of dry eye is a feeling of irritation or scratchiness, like you have something stuck in your eye. You may also notice that your eyes are red or watery, or that you have trouble producing tears. In some severe cases, dry eye can cause vision problems.

Who is most at risk for dry eye?

Anyone can develop dry eye, but there are certain factors that can make you more likely to experience the condition. These include: 

  • Age: Dry eye is more common in older adults. 
  • Gender: Women are more likely to develop dry eye than men. 
  • Certain medical conditions: People with autoimmune disorders, allergies, or blepharitis are at an increased risk for dry eye. 
  • Certain medications: Some medications, including antihistamines, antidepressants, and blood pressure medication, can cause dry eye. 
  • A desk job: People who work at a computer all day are more likely to develop dry eye.

Does your eye doctor near me accept insurance?

Yes! Medical & Surgical Eye Associates is proud to accept insurance from providers across the Western Pennsylvania region in order to keep our care as accessible as possible. Visit our Insurance page to view our list of providers, and reach out to us with any questions you have about your coverage.

How can I get started with the best dry eye doctor near me?

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, we’ve made our appointment scheduling process as simple and user-friendly as possible. Just use our online scheduling tool to request an appointment at a time that works for you.