Irritated, tearing or dry eyes can be a very uncomfortable sensation. Symptoms include eyes that burn or feel gritty, itchy or sticky. Having dry eyes also makes you more sensitive to environmental changes, such as the dry Arizona air, wind, poor air quality, low humidity and automobile or indoor air conditioning. Dr. Eisner has made the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes one of the cornerstones of his practice.
If Dr. Eisner determines that you have dry eyes, he will develop a treatment program for your condition based on your individual needs. His treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications, medical eyedrops (artificial tears) and topical medications. Dr. Eisner also offers punctal plugs, which are inserted into your tear ducts to help to stop the drainage of tears.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma occurs when fluid buildup in the eye causes excessive intraocular pressure. Many patients are not aware they have glaucoma until they suffer a loss of vision, which is why regular eye exams are so important. Although many people fear this potentially sight-damaging condition, early diagnosis and treatment can help maintain your vision for a lifetime.
If glaucoma is detected during your eye exam with Dr. Eisner, he will outline a treatment plan that may include medical management, pressure-reducing eyedrops or advanced laser treatment. For more advanced cases of glaucoma, you will be referred to a board-certified and fellowship- trained ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma surgery.