Dry Eye


Most people experience dry, irritated eyes at one time or another. When the condition lingers for more than a few days or happens frequently, however, it may be considered dry eye syndrome. As a very common eye concern, dry eye syndrome is generally caused by an underproduction of tears and natural oils or poor-quality tears, which may be due to medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, medications, eye strain, or other factors. Human tears are essential for the general health of the eyes. If tear production becomes inadequate, it can result in eye inflammation and even hazy vision. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Yaplee routinely treats dry eye syndrome for Bakersfield, CA patients suffering from this condition. To find relief for dry eye syndrome, get in touch with Triangle Eye Institute and schedule an eye exam.


Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome include decreased vision, along with bloodshot, itchy, irritated, and stinging eyes. During your eye exam, Dr. Yaplee will evaluate the volume and quality of your tears and pinpoint whether there is an underlying condition. After a detailed exam, our eye doctor can determine which dry eye treatment best suits your specific needs. A number of patients with minor cases of dry eye can find relief with prescription or nonprescription eye drops, which complement natural tears. In other cases, punctal plugs, PROKERA® amniotic membrane contact lenses, lPL therapy, or heat followed by eyelid massage may be recommended to treat dry eye syndrome or enhance tear production.


Dry eye syndrome can certainly interfere with your day-to-day comfort and quality of life. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, schedule an eye exam with Dr. Yaplee at Triangle Eye Institute in Bakersfield or Delano, CA. He and his team can review your treatment options for dry eye, discuss insurance coverage for your care, and help you find relief from this common eye condition.

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