Dry Eyes, Conshohocken & Philadelphia

Dry eye syndrome & Blepharitis

Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce the appropriate quantity or quality of tears. Certain prescription medications and systemic diseases may cause dryness to occur. In addition, excessive use of contact lenses may contribute to dry eye. Dry eye symptoms include:
  • Dry or uncomfortable sensation in one or both eyes
  • Scratchiness or foreign body sensation
  • Excessive irritation from wind or smoke
  • Tearing
  • Contact lens discomfort

Through advanced training in cornea disease, Dr. Fracht has successfully treated dry eyes in many patients who have failed treatment elsewhere. Initially, dry eyes are usually treated with artificial tear therapy or rewetting drops for contact lens wearers. In addition, prescription dry eye therapy is available. Many patients who have received unsuccessful treatment in the past can be helped with a minor procedure called a punctal occlusion.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an ongoing inflammation of the eyelid margin, which may result in dryness, irritation and even infection. Fortunately, safe and straightforward steps can alleviate blepharitis induced symptoms.