Dry Eyes

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Comfort For The Eyes

Millions of Americans live with dry eye, a condition that occurs when you don’t produce enough high-quality tears. At Milwaukee Eye Surgeons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kenneth Weinlander, MD, diagnoses dry eye disease and its underlying cause before providing customized treatment to relieve your symptoms. Call Milwaukee Eye Surgeons or schedule an appointment online today if you’re troubled by dry, itchy eyes.

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Dry Eyes Q & A

Dry eye is a condition that develops when you don’t produce enough high-quality tears to keep your eyes clean and moisturized. Your tears have three layers — oil, water, and mucus — that all perform different jobs. If any of those layers are missing, you can develop dry eye symptoms.

Cases of dry eyes cause various uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Stinging or burning feelings
  • Scratchy or gritty feeling, like something is in your eye
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Contact lenses are uncomfortable
  • Wake up with strings of mucus or crust around your eyes
  • When left untreated, dry eyes can cause corneal damage and long-term vision problems. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you should make an appointment with Dr. Weinlander at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons for an exam.

Your risk of developing dry eyes increases with age. Women who have reached menopause are also more likely to have dry eyes. Conditions that can cause dry eyes include:

  • Blepharitis
  • Entropion
  • Wearing contacts for too long
  • Graft versus host disease
  • Many chemotherapeutic medications

You can also develop dry eyes as a symptom of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, and lupus. Medications, including diuretics, beta-blockers, and allergy and cold medicine, can also cause dry eye symptoms.

Dr. Weinlander provides comprehensive exams and testing to identify the root cause of your dry eye symptoms. In many cases, Dr. Weinlander prescribes eye drops or punctal plugs to treat dry eyes. Eye drops relieve your symptoms, and punctal plugs help to preserve your tears.

Dr. Weinlander has extensive fellowship training in difficult-to-treat eye diseases and experience with recalcitrant dry eye treatments. He can also identify host diseases like autoimmune conditions that cause dry eyes.

Call Milwaukee Eye Surgeons today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and customized treatment for dry eye syndrome.

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"Dr. Weinlander is very knowledgeable, thorough and patient! He spent time helping me understand more about my eye health. I was very satisfied with the service I received."

- Brian K.

"Great location, nice office, and personable staff. It was easy to schedule and I was able to get a contacts and glasses prescription. All COVID measures were in place and everything was wiped down and sanitized so I felt super safe. Recommended this place to my mom and I will be visiting again."

- Julie E.

"Dr. Weinlander is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to take a more conservative approach to my eye problem where my regular optometrist wanted to do something that would have been painful and costly. I highly recommend setting an appointment at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons."

- Scott G.

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