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Summary

Dry eye disease is the most common eye disease in America and is increasing in prevalence. In today’s society, adults and children are hours a day staring at a flat screen device such as a smart phone, iPad, computer, and/or TV. As they rate continually stare at that flat screen, their blinking diminishes, and the tear film begins to break down and evaporate from the eye. The salt or Na level increases in the tear film resulting inflammation of the surface tissues of the eye. This inflammation may be low grade and not felt in the beginning, but over time the severity of the inflammation will increase. The increase salt levels also burns the nerve endings on the surface tissues of the eye which diminishes the sensation of the eye. Many people may not sense or develop severe symptoms until the disease has caused significant damage. Dry eye disease is a chronic progressive disease. If you have dry eye disease, you will need to keep working at treating it for the rest of your life. There is no magic pill that will make it go away.

The key to treatment is proper diagnosis. Again, the treatment of dry eye disease based on the type of dry eye disease. Just putting a few artificial tear drops in your eyes is not going to be enough in the long run. If you have children, limit their time on any of the flat screen devices. Protect your eyes from the sun and environment by always wearing sunglasses. Wrap-around sunglasses are better. If you are having any of the symptoms of dry eyes see an eye doctor. You need to get your eyes tested to know the condition of your dry eye disease. Proper treatment early on is important. It is much easier to prevent dry eye disease damage to the eyes verses trying to reverse the damage. Some of the damage can be irreversible.

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    In line with the Doctor’s giving persona…proceeds from the book sales will be donated towards Missions.

    Happy Easter & God Bless,

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  • Dr. Croley,
    Thank you for seeing me as a new patient! You came highly recommended by [a friend] and I found my experience to be not only professional and thorough, but friendly as well! See you in February for a six-month check.

    My Best,
    Kerry

    Ps. It was a pleasure meeting your staff as well!”

    Kerry
  • Very professional office, staff and doctor.

    Ron
  • I did not always know why I was doing some procedures but the end result was great and much better than expected.

    Zadok
  • I trust Dr.Croley with my eyes. He is the best eye doctor I have ever been to. He is genuinely concerned about my pressures and being diabetic he keeps track of any changes. I would and have recommended him to my friends. I feel blessed that Dr. Croley is looking after me.

    Karen
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    Barbara
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    Beverly
  • I’m now excited to get the other eye done.

    Judith
  • Dr.Croley and his friendly, efficient staff make my appointments very pleasant. I also appreciate Dr. Croley’s current knowledge of new procedures and possibilities.

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    Angela
  • Has many patients but devotes time only for you when with you. Made me feel very much at ease with her compassion and personal interest. Office staff very courteous & definitely trust Dr. Croley.

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  • Dr.Croley is well-versed and articulate and maintains state-of-the-art knowledge and technology. No reservations in recommendations.

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The Cataract & Refractive
Institute of Florida

James E. Croley III, M.D.

Office Hours

  • Monday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Tuesday

    8:00am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley performs surgeries on this day.

  • Wednesday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Thursday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 8:30am in Lehigh.

  • Friday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley alternates also in Bonita & Cape Coral.

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