Dry Eye / Tearing in Rochester
Also serving Brighton, Gates, Irondequoit, and Victor NY
Dry eye can damage the eye's tissues and impair vision. People usually begin experiencing dry eye symptoms as they age, however the condition can also result from certain medications, conditions or injuries. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts do not produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves have a chemical imbalance.
Dry eye is not preventable, but it can be controlled before harm is done to your eyes. Non-surgical treatments include blinking exercises, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed. Furthermore, topical medications such as Restasis can increase the production of tears.
Cornerstone Eye Associates now offers the latest in Dry Eye treatment with the TrueTear® medical device. Our highly trained doctors were selected as 1 of only 3 practices in the Rochester area to offer this new, premium technology. Visit Truetearpro.com for more information.
The TrueTear® Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator provides a temporary increase in tear production during neurostimulation to improve dry eye symptoms in adult patients with severe dry eye symptoms. The neurostimulation approach is proven technology that is used in well known devices like pacemakers, cochlear implants, and TENS Devices for chronic back pain. TrueTear® is the first and only neurostimulation device for the treatment of Dry Eye Disease and is FDA approved to safely stimulate the nerves that supply the Lacrimal Function Unit (LFU); which is the part of your eyes that supplies the natural, healthy tears that keeps our eyes moist, comfortable, and clear.
To learn more about our Dry Eye / Tearing Services, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!