Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is not my favorite term for a problem that could actually be more than one problem or an entirely different problem.

In its purest sense “dry eye syndrome “might better be called “poor quality” tear syndrome but that doesn’t sound very professional so we don’t say that.

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Our tears consist of many ingredients some of which decrease as we mature or when we develop certain medical problems [some types of arthritis]. At physicians eyecare we evaluate your tear system [yes, there are different parts to our tear systems] and we come up with the possible causes and treatments that hopefully will make you comfortable and help with this annoying problem.

Sometimes “dry eyes” are not really dry eyes but actually eyelid problems with accompanying infections of the eyelid and the many oil glands located there. We study that too and if that is your problem or part of your problem we will work with you to make that problem go away.

So the problem may not be solved simply by  using an over-the-counter drop. It needs to be studied by us so we can help you by using the correct treatment. Come see one of us for a thorough evaluation and care. We are committed to helping you see better and more comfortably.

Columbia Medical Center

11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 964-8285
Fax: (410) 964-9414

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday:8:00am - 11:30am (appt. only)

Pine Heights Medical Center

1001 Pine Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 644-9515
Fax: (410) 644-8250

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm

Ellicott City Center

10132D Baltimore Nat'l Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 480-9966
Fax: (410) 480-9985

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday:8:00am - 11:30am (appt. only)