Eye Conditions
dry eye conditions

Dry Eye Conditions in Westmoreland County & Pittsburgh, PA

Treatment is Available for Symptoms of Debilitating Dry Eyes

If you are suffering from dry eye conditions in the southwestern Pennsylvania areas of Jeannette, Pittsburgh, and surrounding communities, hope is available at the Center for Sight. Dr. Miroya Monsour has over two decades of experience providing effective treatment options for the debilitating symptoms of dry eyes. Dr. Monsour understands what you are going through and she can help relieve the discomfort and pain of your dry eye symptoms.

In many cases we can evaluate your situation and correct the root cause of the situation to enable you to decrease your dependence on substances such as minimally effective over the counter eye drops and artificial tears.

A Variety of Options Available

There are a variety of options available to help keep your own tears from draining too quickly from your eyes, to help your body produce more tears, and to help protect your eyes from environmental conditions and other factors that may be contributing to your dry eye issues. Contact the Center for Sight for a consultation and find out how we can help make you more comfortable.

We recommend professional strength eye drops for standard dry eye relief with a high success rate. We stock a wide variety of specialty eye drops.

Dry Eye Symptoms

A healthy tear film is essential for clear vision. One of the main symptoms of chronic dry eyes is decreased clarity of vision. Some additional symptoms of chronic dry eyes may include:

  • The Sensation That
    Something is in the Eye
  • Watery Eyes
    (the Body’s Attempt to Overcompensate)
  • Burning Sensation
  • Dryness
  • Red eyes
  • Scratchiness

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Common Causes for Dry Eye Conditions: Menopause &
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Dry eye conditions are very prevalent and can cause extreme disability for sufferers. Dry eye conditions can be extremely painful, affect the vision detrimentally, and may occur as a result of a variety of inflammatory processes, diseases, and environmental conditions. Older women commonly experience dry eye conditions as part of the normal aging process, as menopausal changes affect the hormonal balance. Some of the most common causes for dry eye conditions include:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Menopause
  • Ocular Rosacea
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • The Aging Process
  • Lupus

Medications Cause Dry Eyes: Diuretics, Antihistamines & Pain Pills

Certain classes of medications may also cause dry eyes as a side effect including:

  • Medication for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Anti-Anxiety Medications
  • Anti-Depressants
  • Beta Blockers
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Diuretics
  • Pain Relievers
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Antihistamines

Excessive computer use, dry air, contact lens wear, windy conditions, general dehydration, and many other factors may also contribute to dry eye conditions. Dr. Monsour will help you discover what factors may be affecting your eye health and will provide you with options to alleviate your discomfort or pain.

Contact the Center for Sight for an evaluation and consultation if you are suffering from a chronic dry eye condition: (724) 744-4009. Our Pittsburgh location can be reached at (412) 621-7038.

Contact the Center for Sight today! (724) 744-4009