Decreased production of tears from your tear glands or changes in the composition of the tear fluid can cause dry eye. Dry eye can be broken down into two categories: inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Recent advancements allow us to test for the presence of absence of inflammation.
This allows for specific treatment to target the type of dryness that is present. Treatments include, but are not limited to: over the counter artificial tears, prescription drops, nutritional supplements and tear duct plugs.
If you can say yes to any of the questions below, you may want to learn more about a new treatment for dry eyes.
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To see if risk-free, collagen eye plugs may help your dry eye symptoms, call for an appointment with Dr. W. Zack Bartels at 417-820-9393.