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Dry eyes treatment at Best Practice Eyecare Ophthalmologist Sunshine Coast

Dry Eyes

What are dry eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is a general term for the breakdown of the tear film that protects the eye’s front surface. It is the most common symptomatic eye condition treated at Best Practice Eyecare. The most common cause is blepharitis.

Dry eye syndrome causes chronic, tired, uncomfortable eyes. The symptoms range from mild to severe and include burning, stinging, itching, sandy, gritty, scratchy foreign body sensations causing excessive tearing and matting or caking of the eyelashes. The eyelids can stick together, particularly on waking and can cause intermittent redness and blurred vision. The symptoms are worse when reading, watching TV, driving, using computers and in air-conditioned or windy environments. It leads to light sensitivity, eye pain and headaches, heavy eyelids, frequent blinking and eye fatigue.

Drops alone are inadequate, and the condition becomes chronic. Modern treatment modalities such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy offer most patients rapid and complete resolution of their symptoms.

The team at Best Practice Eyecare Sunshine Coast are here to help you through the diagnosis and treatment process so you can stay as informed as possible and we can work together to find the best arrangement for you.

If you’d like to read more about what you can do to help alleviate your dry eyes and find out about the most up-to-date treatment options, please read our latest news article Dry Eye Treatment: What Are Your Options?

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Best Practice Eyecare is a leading Sunshine Coast ophthalmologist and eye care specialist. We are based in the beautiful coastal suburb of Golden Beach and provide an eye care service of the highest standard with a relaxed, friendly, patient-focused approach.

We service patients across all areas of the Sunshine Coast, including Caloundra, Kawana, Mooloolaba, and Maroochydore.  We also regularly see patients from elsewhere in the region, including centres such as Kilcoy, Nambour and Cooroy.

Our practice is led by surgeon Dr Michael Karpa who treats a wide range of eye conditions such as cataractsglaucomamacular degenerationdry eyes, and flashes & floaters. Dr Karpa also undertakes eyelid surgery, including blepharoplasty (often known as an eyelid lift), and ptosis repair.

Please click here to book an appointment or call our friendly team of eye care specialists on (07) 5492 2822.

Common Eye Conditions

At Best Practice Eyecare, our Sunshine Coast ophthalmologist Michael Karpa diagnoses and treats a range of eye conditions. Click through for more information on the eye conditions we treat.

Best Practice Eyecare Ophthalmologists

Based on the Sunshine Coast, we provide ophthalmologist, eye care and surgical services of the highest standard. We treat and manage a wide range of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and more.

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