July is a noteworthy time of year for countless Americans, from Independence Day celebrations to summer vacation activities. But it is also significant for your ocular health as Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month -- and our Kissimmee ophthalmologist at Eye Care Specialists of Florida, Dr. Choudhri, wants to make sure you know about it.
Dry eye disease, also known as dry eye syndrome, is a chronic or recurring problem involving insufficient tear production or unbalanced tear film. Tears are composed of three primary substances: water, mucous and oils. These substances coat the eye in a film to provide a combination of moisture, disease protection and lubrication. But some individuals may have trouble producing the right quantity or quality of tears. Autoimmune diseases, medications, tear gland dysfunction, complications from eye surgery and other underlying conditions can cause this problem -- but so can lifestyle and environment issues. For instance, if you stare at your computer screen for long hours without taking breaks, your eyes may not blink frequently enough to maintain a proper tear film. Fans, air conditioning, airborne dust and allergens can also contribute.
Dry eye disease causes a number of symptoms and problems. You may experience red, irritated, itchy, tired eyes, or you may feel like something is stuck in your eye. Left untreated, the condition can expose your eyes to disease, damage and even possible vision loss.
Dry eye disease is surprisingly common, afflicting some 40 million people in this country -- and yet only about 5 percent of those people are getting the care they need. Our Kissimmee ophthalmologist can administer dry eye treatment from eye drops to punctal plugs (which prevent moisture drainage) and lifestyle or medication adjustments. Our PROKERA treatment can even help damaged corneas heal. Practice dry eye awareness by scheduling an appointment today!
Have you noticed a gritty or "foreign body" feeling in your eyes recently? When and where does it tend to occur?
Dr. Choudhri did a beautiful job. It was a short time. I was very scared. But all went beautifully. Dr. Choudhri was son nice and caring. I can’t wait for the other eye to be done. Thank you and your staff for the loving support. You are the best.
Dr. Choudhri was extremely professional and thorough with my eye exam. She explained all of the procedures to me and was very patient with my questions. The staff is also helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. I recommend this doctor.
I always look for excellent customer service, highly professional care and comfortable facility. Our experience met all our expectations.
My grandmother was suffering from a real bad pain in her right eye, after a few days we notice she was suffering from her cataract. I quickly called this office and they scheduled us right away and took care of her like if she was their own grandmother. I am forever grateful for this team. The girls in the front are exceptionally sweet, and thoughtful. I can recommend this office to anyone who is suffering from cataract and/or eye problem.
My experience with eye care specialist has been beyond exceptional. The staff is super friendly and they truly do care for their patients. I had a very dense cataract and the doctor made it a point to get it removed with just one surgery. I cannot express how much I admire this place and the staff believe me if you come here you too will be very happy. They take the time to evaluate and ensure that you are taken care of 100%. Thanks so much!!!
Dr. Choudhri is a very great doctor... For the first time, i have the cataract surgery and it was a success... The staff that works at her office are the best... Great Customer service!! I will definitely be recommended to people....