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WELCOME TO CARLSBAD EYE CARE Your Source for Comprehensive Eye Care in San Diego

If you’re looking for an eye doctor or ophthalmologist in San Diego who provides high quality, personal service for your eye care needs, you’ve come to the right place.

Dry Eyes What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry Eyes result when people don’t produce the right quality or amount of tears to keep their eyes comfortable and healthy. Normally the eye is constantly bathed in tears. The eye stays comfortable and moist, and produces tears when necessary. People with Dry Eye Syndrome do not produce enough good quality tears.

Causes of Dry Eyes There are many causes of dry eyes, including Aqueous Tear Deficiency (ATD) and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Eyelid problems, medications, and other causes, such as environmental factors, also can lead to dry eyes. Inform Dr. Tracy if you are on medication for high blood pressure, beta-blockers, antihistamines, sleeping pills, antianxiety medications, or pain relievers. These medications, whether prescribed or over the counter, can cause dry eyes. Environmental conditions such as dry, windy air or being in a room with air conditioning or a fan can also cause dry, irritated eyes. Tasks that require concentration resulting in blinking less often, such as working at a computer or driving, can cause dryness and irritation as well.

Dry Eye Treatment Treatments for mild cases of dry eyes can include lifestyle changes and eye drops. Preservativefree eye drops are available for people who are sensitive to the preservatives in artificial tears. If you need to use artificial tears more than every two hours, you should consult an ophthalmologist.

Common Symptoms of Ophthalmology Conditions

Dr. Tracy treats a variety of eye conditions and diseases, including glaucoma, dry eyes, pterygium, cataracts, blepharitis, and other ophthalmology conditions. Typically, major ophthalmology conditions have common symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, pain, blurriness, decreased vision, or floaters in your vision. If you experience any of these symptoms it could be a sign that you should seek professional help.

Ophthalmology Conditions Treated By Dr. Tracy AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) Age-related Mascular Degeneration (or AMD) usually affects older patients, and results in loss of central vision due to damage to the retina.

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