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Dry Eye & PROKERA
Eye Care Specialists of Florida is pleased to offer our patients PROKERA, a new treatment for chronic Dry Eye that heals the surface of your eye (cornea) and returns your eye to a normal, healthy state. PROKERA is a simple procedure and is easily inserted and removed in our office. Once removed your cornea is rejuvenated so you can see and feel better. In a recent patient survey, 93% of patients with Dry Eye said they felt better after treatment with PROKERA.
PROKERA is similar to a contact lens and is made of amniotic tissue, which is known for its natural therapeutic actions and heals your eye faster with less pain, scarring, and inflammation. The amniotic tissue used in PROKERA is provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA and has passed numerous quality control tests making it safe and effective. Clinical studies have known PROKERA reduces the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye, and helps soothe pain, heal the eye, and improve vision.
PROKERA is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared therapeutic device that reduces inflammation and promotes healing. For more information visit www.prokerainfo.com or check out our recent PROKERA press release.
Having healthy eyes is something that many people tend to take for granted—until they run into an ocular problem. This is why it's always a good idea to have a trusted eye doctor that you can rely on for all your eyecare and vision needs. Here at Eye Care Specialists of Florida, we can assist you with everything from routine eye exams to treatment for ocular conditions and everything in between. One of the more common problems we diagnose and treat here is that of dry eye.
What is Dry Eye?
The term is pretty self-explanatory, but essentially, dry eye is a common ocular condition that happens when a person's tear ducts aren't able to produce enough lubrication for the eyes and eyelids. The end result is an uncomfortable feeling of dryness; some who suffer from dry eye even describe the feeling as having grit or debris in their eyes.
Dry eye can be a genetic condition, or it can be brought on as a result of one's lifestyle or environment. Either way, dry eye is something that should be treated by an eyecare professional.
Dangers of Dry Eye
In addition to being very uncomfortable, dry eye can also be dangerous in a number of ways. For example, many people who suffer from dry eye also experience tired eyes, blurred vision, and even sensitivity to light. This can be dangerous for those who drive or operate heavy machinery.
Furthermore, those with dry eye may have eyes that become reddened and inflamed, which can also be painful. In more severe cases, it's even possible for eye infections to occur as a result of a lack of eye lubrication. This can lead to scarring of the cornea.
Options for Dry Eye Relief
Are you looking for dry eye relief? If so, then the experts here at Eye Care Specialists of Florida may be able to help. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye. We'll begin by carefully assessing your condition and its severity while taking into consideration the impact it has been having on your life.
From there, we'll discuss your potential treatment options. Typically, we like to start by trying over-the-counter eye drops or even prescription medication to increase tear production. In some cases, adding more omega-3 fatty acids into one's diet can also help.
As a last resort, there is also the option of surgery to plug up the tear ducts, thus preventing the ducts to drain tears back into the body. This results in increased opportunity for lubrication of the eye.
More From Eye Care Specialists of Florida
If you're looking for help with dry eye or any other eye problems you may be experiencing, turn to the professionals here at Eye Care Specialists of Florida. You can schedule an appointment for your evaluation with our team or find out more about the specific services we offer by giving our office a call at (407) 483-0328. Call today to get started on the path to dry eye relief.