Dry Eye and Allergy Management


Dry eye and ocular allergy are closely linked phenomenon that can result in itchy, burning eyes. Both can be attributed to a number of factors such as aging, contact lens wear, medications and systemic disease. There are many treatments available for these conditions and our doctors offer the latest in dry eye management including:

  • Specialty dry eye contact lenses
  • Punctal occlusion ( Tiny silicone plugs that block the small tear ducts)
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Medical therapy including anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapy

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions encountered by eye practitioners, and can be the most bothersome to the patient. It is often the first clinical sign of autoimmune disease including:

  • Lupus
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Acne Rosacea

The eye doctors at Horvath Vision Care are experienced in dry eye management. They have successfully alleviated many patient's symptoms as well as aiding in the diagnosis of disease and related systemic conditions. Please contact Horvath Vision Care if you have any questions regarding dry eye management, and the doctors will be glad to answer any of your questions.