Eye care and vision health are incredibly important. When problems arise with the eyes, it can have devasting results if not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. At the practice of Dr. David Aizuss, Encino and West Hills, CA area patients who are experiencing problems with their vision need to undergo an evaluation as soon as possible to avoid permanent vison loss or blindness.
There are many conditions that may impact the eyes, and ocular surface disease is one of many health problems patient may experience. Ocular surface disease is related to problems that occur on the cornea, the transparent, dome-shaped layer in the front of the eye. Dr. David Aizuss seeks to educate patient on their vision and what conditions they should be aware of, including ocular surface disease.
What are the types of ocular surface diseases?
There are a few different conditions that fall under ocular surface disease, including:
- Dry eye. Dry eye is the inability of the eyes to produce sufficient tears to keep the eyes moist. This condition may be temporary or chronic, depending on the underlying cause. Most patients address dry eye with artificial tears, while others may require surgical intervention if the condition is caused by blocked tear ducts.
- Blepharitis. Inflammation of the eye, or blepharitis, may occur due to allergic reactions, eyelash mites, or clogged oil glands of the eyelid. Inflammation causes redness and swelling of the eye and be incredibly uncomfortable. Home remedies are often utilized before a doctor prescribes antibiotics to fight infection and control inflammation.
- Sjogren’s syndrome. This condition is actually a rare autoimmune diseases that can cause not only dry eye but dry mouth. This problem may cause itchy, stinging eyes and mucus discharge and inflammation.
- Rosacea. While rosacea is often associated with the skin, it can also cause problems with the eyes. Patients with severe rosacea impacting the eyes may experience burning and soreness of the eyes, and without treatment, vision loss.
Dr. David Aizuss and his team provide comprehensive eye care solutions
Patients in the areas of Encino and West Hills, California interested in learning more about ocular surface disease or any other conditions that may impact eye health and vision are welcome to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. David Aizuss and his team.