慢性乾眼症 Chronic Dry Eye
Over 10 million American suffer from chronic dry eyes each year. Symptoms include eye burning, stinging, tearing, pain and irritations. It occurs in both men and women; however, women are 2 to 3 times more often, with onset of dry eyes occurring most frequently before, during and after menopausal years. Causes include natural aging process, side effects of many medications, environmental factors, systemic diseases, tear film and lid defects, poor blinking habit, contact lens wearing, after Lasik surgeries, and many others.
Treatments include artificial tears to moist and lubricate the eyes, eye drops to reduce inflammation, punctal plugs to retain tear on the eye, mechanical ways to reduce tear evaporation, and so on. However, most of these treatments produce only limited results.
Restasis, a new eye drop medication, and NSAIDs, on the other hand, have been proven effective in treating most forms of chronic dry eyes.
Please call Dr. Chan’s office now for additional information. It may solve your long suffering dry eye problems.
在美國，每年超過一千萬人因患慢性乾眼症而苦惱。其症狀包括灼熱，刺痛，流淚，痛楚和 不適。患病者男女均有，但是女性患病的比率多出二、三倍，特別常發生於更年期前後幾年 的時間。
慢性乾眼症的原因不外乎生理老化、藥物副作用、環境因素、身體疾病、淚水與眼皮有缺陷、 眨眼習慣不良、隱形眼鏡、雷射近視手術後等等。 治療乾眼症可用人工淚液來潤滑眼睛、處方藥水消除發炎、或淚管栓塞放置、避免淚水蒸發 流失等等方法。 以上這些治療方法如效果不甚理想，陳照光醫師會採用現在最新的眼藥水Restasis, 及 NSAIDs，有增加眼睛自身淚水分泌的特殊功能為你治療。如果你有乾眼症的現象，請來電預 約。