Dry Eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along with dry eye. If left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea. Dry Eye is sometimes a chronic condition, but your doctor can prescribe treatment to keep your eyes healthy, more comfortable, and help your vision from being affected.

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Managing and treating Dry Eye may include adding tears, increasing tear production, conserving tears, and treating the inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface that contributes to the dry eyes. There are many new Dry Eye therapies available and Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York is happy to provide the most advanced Dry Eye services to our patients.