New edition of the best-selling, practical guide to help dry eye sufferers improve their vision, reduce wrinkles and redness, and restore overall eye health, Includes up-to-date information on medications, procedures, testing, after-care, and more.
It can happen any time. Your eyes feel tired. You rub them. You look at yourself in the mirror and see lines, wrinkles, bags, redness that was never there before. Approximately 100 million people worldwide suffer from dry eye (also known as dysfunctional tear syndrome). Traditional solutions, such as eye drops and eyelid surgery, may actually make the problem worse.
Dry eye affects not only your eye’s appearance and your vision; it is often linked to skin conditions and other eye diseases such as glaucoma. The Dry Eye Remedy, Revised Edition brings the same wealth of knowledge from the first book on practical ways to restore eye health with new updates from the field put together expertly by Dr. Robert Latkany, the founder and director of the Dry Eye Clinic at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.
The Dry Eye Remedy, Revised Edition is the first book to give dry eye sufferers simple and practical ways to restore eye health and appearance without surgery, including:
• New resources for dry eye sufferers, including new tests for dry eyes, after-care procedures, and major changes to future therapy
• The latest in cutting-edge research, including which medications and procedures may help and which to avoid
• Easy environmental and lifestyle changes to help you look and feel better
The Dry Eye Remedy, Revised Edition is the essential tool to ensure there is “not a dry eye in the house.”
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About the Author
Robert Latkany, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, is the founder and director of the Dry Eye Clinic at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as the Dry Eye Center of New York, the first center in the area devoted to dry eye disorders. A graduate of Columbia University and the Boston University School of Medicine, he now lives and practices in the New York area, where he is actively involved in dry eye research.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition ix
Introduction: What's The Big Deal About Dry Eyes? xiii
Part I Understanding Dry Eye Disorders 1
Chapter 1 How Healthy Eyes Work 3
Chapter 2 What Causes Dry Eye Disorders? 15
Chapter 3 What to Expect in the Doctor's Office 29
Chapter 4 What Over-The-Counter Treatments Can-And Cant-Help 49
Part II Restoring Your Eye Health At Home 71
Chapter 5 Your Daily Activities 73
Chapter 6 Your Environment 77
Chapter 7 Your Lifestyle and Nutrition 97
Chapter 8 Your Home Eye Spa 113
Part III Beyond the Home Eye Spa 125
Chapter 9 Medicines That Help, Medicines That Harm 125
Chapter 10 Hormone Therapy for Dry Eyes 141
Chapter 11 Punctal Plugs and Other Means of Keeping the Tears in Without Drugs 149
Chapter 12 Surgical Intervention 161
Part IV Finding the Dry Eye Therapy That Works for You 171
Chapter 13 Four Therapeutic Approaches To Dry Eyes 173
Chapter 14 Future Trends and Research 183
Vision Test 208