Dry Eye Specialist
in Buffalo, NY
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Your tears are composed of a precise combination of water and oils, created in glands around the eye. Their complex structure allows them to keep the eye hydrated and protected against bacteria and damage from foreign objects.
Many things interfere with your eyes’ ability to create tears, which can keep them from doing their job. This is the source of dry eye, and the reason why it’s important to find and treat the causes of dry eye, not just the symptoms.
Here are some of the most common causes:
Environmental factors: If you’re frequently around smoke, dry air, or harsh winds, it can cause tears to evaporate too quickly.
Gland dysfunction: If the glands involved in tear production are clogged or otherwise not working right, tears can fall out of balance.
Other causes: Other explanations for chronic dry eyes include taking certain medications, side effects from surgery, and the normal aging process.
Leading Buffalo Dry Eye Doctor
Finding relief when you’re struggling with dry eye means evaluating the symptoms, identifying the underlying causes, and figuring out the best ways to address the issues at the heart of the condition.
The cause of a single case of dry eye is not always clear at first, but a specialist can assess your lifestyle and make sure you get the lasting relief you deserve.
Dr. Asha Kumar, M.D.
For dry eye cases, Dr. Kumar is dedicated to getting to the root of the problem and taking a customized approach to solving the issue with the personal touch that she’s known for among her patients.
Our Approach to Dry Eye Syndrome
There is a variety of different reasons why you might come in to see Dr. Kumar for a dry eye assessment. We even get referrals for cases where conventional treatments like saline drops and eyelid wipes haven’t been effective, because we’re the recognized experts in dry eye treatment.
We tailor our approach to treatment based on your needs, following up often to make sure solutions are working as expected and things are improving.
Dry Eye Treatment in Buffalo, NY
Medicated Eye Drops
Treatment using amniotic membranes are a great choice for use in severe cases of dry eye that have caused external damage to the cornea. Regenerative cells in these membranes promote healing in the damaged cornea, forming an additional layer of tissue in this this sensitive part of the eye.
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