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Corner of University and 128th St, across from The Iowa Clinic

Located at Corner of University and 128th St, across from The Iowa Clinic

Dry Eye Syndrome

Proudly serving the Central Iowa.

What is dry eye?

It is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for providing clear vision and for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye.

What Causes of dry eye

Eye care, man with dry eyes in Clive, IA
  • Not enough tears are produced
  • Tears evaporate in dry environments
  • Tear quality is poor
  • Increased device and screen time
  • Contact lens wear
  • Previous refractive surgery

Risk Factors

  • Increasing age
  • Medical conditions such as Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrom, Rosacea, Diabetes, Thyroid, and others
  • Medications such as Diuretics, Antihistamines, Oral Contraceptives, Antidepressants
  • Chemicals in skin care products and cosmetics
  • Women are more greatly affected

Symptoms of Dry Eye

Eye exam, man rubbing his eyes in Clive, IA
  • Scratchiness, grittiness, feels like something is in the eye
  • Stinging, burning, overall discomfort
  • Redness, "bloodshot"
  • Blurred or fluctuating vision, eye fatigue
  • Crustiness of the eyelashes, styes, or recurrent "pink eye"
  • Excessive tearing

Think you might have dry eye?

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