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Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

  • Burning
  • Watering
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sandy or gritty sensation
  • Painful eyes
  • Eyes stuck together when waking up in the morning
  • Stinging
  • Light sensitivity or photophobia
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Blurred vision or episodes of blurred vision
  • Stringy discharge
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Unable or difficulty wearing contacts
  • Unable to cry when emotionally upset

The most common thing that people complain of are that their eyes burn or itch and water. Many people don’t understand at first, how can my eyes water if I have dry eyes. Once it is explained that as your eyes dry out, the salt or Na levels in the liquid part of the tear film increase and this increased salt level causes their burning, irritation, and inflammation in the eye. The eye’s response to this irritation is to cry or water in secondary to the irritation. The salt level decreases as the eye waters and the eye feels better. With time, the eye begins to dry out again and the same process repeats itself over and over. One of the main goals in the treatment dry eye syndrome is to control and maintain a normal salt level in the tear film.

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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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