Dry Eye Clinic
Dry Eye Treatment in Portage & Kalamazoo
Dry, irritated, itchy eyes are one of the most common conditions ophthalmologists see daily. In the past, treatment was limited to the use of artificial tears. Over the last several years, we have learned a great deal more about dry eye disease and can tailor a specific plan for each patient. We used to think that dry eye is fairly simple to treat. Just use some artificial tears when needed. We know that dry eye disease is a much more complex problem with many causes and variations. Patients commonly complain of ocular dryness, burning, foreign body sensation, difficulty wearing contact lenses, or blurred vision while reading.
The Dry Eye Clinic aims to treat various symptoms related to dry eye and related conditions that include but are not limited to:
- blurred vision
- blurred vision or irritated eyes while working on a computer
- gritty, itching, or stinging sensation
- excessive tearing; redness; discharge
- eyes feeling tired
- increased light sensitivity
- constant use of eye drops
- eyes feeling dry
- discomfort may worsen late in the day
- crusty eyes upon awakening in the morning.
- Can you describe your symptoms?
- Do you recall when you first began experiencing symptoms?
- Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
- Do other members of your family have dry eyes?
- Have you tried over-the-counter eyedrops? Did they provide relief?
- Are your symptoms worse in the morning or late in the day?
- What medications do you take?
- Have you had any radiation to the head or neck?
You will be given a survey to complete asking detailed questions about your condition. After the examination and tests, Dr. Keszei will provide a plan specifically designed for you.
The most common conditions that cause dry and irritated eyes include:
*Dry Eye Disease
*Keratoconjunctivitis sicca related to diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, thyroid disorders, and vitamin A deficiency
*Meibomian gland dysfunction
*Previous eye Surgery, especially LASIK
*Medications including antihistamines, decongestants, hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants, and drugs for high blood pressure, acne, birth control, and Parkinson’s disease
*Head and neck radiation
After a thorough exam and appropriate testing, Dr. Keszei will design a treatment plan specifically for you!
Call today to schedule an appointment 269-459-8900
Keszei Vision Care is now offering BlephEx
to our patients
We are excited to offer an exciting treatment called BlephEx that can greatly enhance the health and comfort of your eyes. At Keszei Vision Care, we understand the importance of maintaining optimal eye health, and BlephEx is an advanced and effective treatment specifically designed to address a common conditions called blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Blepharitis and MGD, characterized by inflammation of the eyelids, can lead to discomfort, redness, itching, and even vision problems if left untreated. With BlephEx, we now have a state-of-the-art tool to combat this condition, providing you with relief and improved eye wellness.
BlephEx utilizes cutting-edge technology to gently and thoroughly clean the eyelids and lashes, removing debris, bacteria, and other harmful substances that contribute to blepharitis. The procedure is performed by Dr. Keszei, who employs a specialized handheld device with a medical-grade micro-sponge. This sponge, combined with a carefully calibrated motion, effectively removes the buildup of biofilm and bacteria that can accumulate along the eyelid margins.
The BlephEx treatment is quick, painless, and performed right in our office The procedure involves no injections or incisions, making it a non-invasive and convenient option for our patients. By eliminating the root causes of blepharitis and MGD, BlephEx helps restore the natural balance of the ocular environment, reducing symptoms and promoting overall eye health.