For many who suffer from chronic dry eyes, medications and eyedrops aren’t enough – or may not work at all if they don’t treat the underlying problem. There are a handful of potential reasons for this condition, and simple reconstructive surgery procedures are a concrete option for individuals who prefer a safe, effective, and permanent solution. Common causes of chronic dry eyes include:
• Entropion, an inward turning of the lower eyelid causing it to irritate the eye
• Problems in the tear drainage system
• Inadequate or abnormal tear production
• Paralysis of the facial muscles (due to injury, stroke, or unknown causes), leading to a reduced capacity to blink and close the eye
All of these conditions can be treated surgically when medication therapy is not an option or not successful. Additionally, these procedures are often covered my insurance.
Plastic surgery Charleston
specialist Dr. Galin Spicer is a board certified eye surgery specialist.