Dry Eyes, Blepharitis or Corneal Disease?

latkany-eye1Dry Eye Center of New York is committed to the treatment of dry eyes, blepharitis, and related disorders of the surface of the eye.

Dry Eye Symptoms
Symptoms of dry eyes can include redness, dryness, burning, grittiness, excessive tearing, tired eyes, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. Patients with dry eyes rate their discomfort at a level similar to the way heart patients rate chest pain.

Some Causes of Dry Eyes
Dry eyes are more pronounced in persons who have reduced blink frequency, such as persons who do detailed technical work or those who work at a computer. Dry eye is sometimes worsened by contact lens wear or surgery.

bookIf you have one or more of these eye conditions:

✓ Redness
✓ Dryness
✓ Grittiness
✓ Burning
✓ Excessive Tearing
✓ Contact Lens Discomfort
✓ Post-surgical Eye Discomfort

Contact our Dry Eye Specialist at the Center for Ocular Film Tear Disorders to learn how we can help you.

You may also wish to purchase a copy of Dr. Latkany’s book, Dry Eye Remedy, available at Amazon.com

latkany-eye2Treatment of Dry Eyes

Many eye care professionals are not aware of the optimal treatment of dry eyes. When it comes to treatment of dry eyes, instillation of tears alone is often not sufficient.

We take a multi-pronged approach to dry eyes, and address tear quality, production, distribution, drainage, and maintenance.

Although there is no cure for dry eye, careful management by an eye care professional can significantly improve symptoms and quality of life. Learn more about our treatment approach.

Read testimonials from our satisfied customers.

Other Doctors Got It Wrong

In a very short time you have helped me so much more than anyone else ever did. In fact for many years I had been treated wrongly and also injured during eye surgery. I have to go back too far. Since I am seeing you I finally have gotten relief from constant pain in my right eye. – L.G.

An Extraordinary Eye Doctor

I found Dr. Latkany to be an extraordinary doctor. Since my case was extremely difficult, and painful. He was compassionate, patient, and generous with his time. If I had a problem I could call at anytime. I was grateful and happy to say I’m feeling much better. – M.T.

Success At Last

I spent months going to other eye doctors, not to mention the money I spent on various prescriptions, with no success. Finally one doctor recommended Dr. Latkany. After just one visit, he calmed my nerves and made the proper diagnosis. I no longer have any trouble with my eyes and I‘m very grateful to Dr. Latkany. – A.B.

Finally, A Solution!

During a routine checkup with my Rheumatologist, we talked about the eye irritation. She mentioned that it might be a dry eye condition and referred me to Dr. Latkany. I met with Dr. Latkany and began treatment with Lotemax and Restasis. What a difference !!! In the first month, I could feel that my eyes became less swollen, and less irritated. They looked more clear, more white. – Debbie C.

Did You Know?

Persons with dry eyes often report excessive tearing. If the body senses that your eyes are too dry, it will make more tears to compensate.

Each eye contains a punctum on the lower lid near the nose. This punctum is a hole that drains tears from the eye. Like any drain, it can be plugged to prevent the fluid from draining out.

Punctal plugs can improve vision in dry eye patients.

Punctal plug insertion is a quick in-office procedure and is completely reversible.

Did You Know?

Dr. Robert Latkany también habla español.

Wearing your contact lenses overnight greatly increases your risks of developing a corneal ulcer.

An estimated 60 million people have dry eyes.

Wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time can cause dry eyes.

People who sleep with their eyes partially open or people with Bell's Palsy are at increased risk for dry eye syndrome.

Did You Know?

If you raise your chair at your computer desk a little so that you are looking down at the computer screen, you will decrease the evaporation of your tear film by reducing the exposed ocular surface area.

Fish oil, particularly Salmon oil and Flaxseed oil contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which has to be beneficial for many aspects of the body, not just someone suffering with dry eyes

Eye or eyelid surgery can alter the quantity, quality or distribution of your tear film.

Medications such as antihistamines, oral contraceptives, beta-blockers, diuretics, and mood-stabilizers can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.