What is Dry eye Syndrome?
The majority of people will experience dry, irritated eyes in their life, but if it continues for a long time or occurs over and over, it could be dry eye syndrome. This very common eye condition is the result of insufficient tears or irregular tear makeup, which could be caused by an underlying illness, certain prescription drugs, or environmental factors. The development of tears is vital to the overall health of the eyes; therefore, if they malfunction, it can result in severe inflammation of the eyes, and even hazy eyesight. Dry eye syndrome is generally caused by an underlying medical condition, and once this underlying condition is uncovered and dealt with, its symptoms can be considerably reduced.
Dr. Young H. Choi provides many different treatment options for anyone in Birmingham, AL experiencing dry eye syndrome. He will give you a complete eye exam to properly diagnose your dry eye and establish whether you have an underlying condition. To find out more about getting help for dry eye syndrome, contact Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center to plan your initial visit.
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"Before going to see Dr. Choi it was extremely difficult and eventually dangerous for me to drive at night. I worked as a firefighter and first responder, so I needed my vision to be reliable. I went to other offices but was unable to get the care that I needed. I had glaucoma alleviation treatment and cataracts removed from both eyes with Dr. Choi. Thanks to Dr. Choi and his staff, I am now able to see without glasses and safely drive at night. Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for the talent skills and abilities of Dr. Choi and his staff."- D.B. / Office Visit / Mar 01, 2021
"Dr. Choi did my tri-focal lens replacement in mid-January and I am very happy. My wife and I are saving to have hers done there as well. Healing has been exactly what the Dr. stated it would be. I was a tad impatient on the front side expecting miracles immediately and failed to realize the body needs time to heal. I was super pumped since I wore glasses for 37 years (this includes most of my childhood). Thank you Dr. Choi for opening up a new and exiting world to me. I would also like to state all of the staff is nothing short of excellent. Thanks to everyone."- J.H. / Google / Feb 23, 2021
"In November I had surgery to remove cataracts, and also wished to be free of wearing glasses so my stigmatism and nearsightedness were corrected with new trifocal and trifocal Toric lenses. The results were life changing to say the least. It's wonderful to be able to read, watch tv, and track my golf ball all without having to wear glasses. I'm almost 73 and I believe my "new eyes" have indeed enhanced the quality of my life. I give Dr. Choi and his staff five stars and an excellent rating. Dr. Choi was warm, personable and genuinely seemed concerned about improving my vision. He, along with his staff were very professional yet welcoming and friendly at the same time. I also appreciate their detailed efforts to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. My dealings with Dr. Choi and staff was a wonderful experience to say the least."- R.C. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2021
What is Lipiflow®?
As an FDA-approved procedure for the treatment of Meibomian gland disease, LipiFlow can effectively treat dry eye syndrome. A combination of localized heat and intermittent pressure is used to target the Meibomian glands to unblock abnormal oil buildup within the eye(s). The specialized LipiFlow treatment device removes blockages from the Meibomian glands, helping them to function properly and create the necessary oils that make the lipid layer of tears. The entire treatment process takes about 12 minutes within our Birmingham, AL facility as the activators are placed on the eyes.
What should I expect after treatment?
Following your LipiFlow treatment session at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center, our team will provide you with necessary aftercare instructions. Most patients will notice optimal results within 6 – 8 weeks following treatment. You may also need to attend follow-up appointments to have the health of your eyes monitored during recovery. At this time, any additional updates can be made to your procedure plan if necessary.
SChedule your visit today
Dealing with dry eye syndrome is not only frustrating, but it can also result in reduced vision without treatment. If you have been experiencing dry eye symptoms and trying to get relief from nonprescription solutions, schedule an exam at our Birmingham, AL office. Our great group of ophthalmologists and eye care professionals at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center can diagnose and manage multiple types of dry eye syndrome.