Dry Eye

Pathologic condition. Corneal and conjuctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Can cause foreign body sensation, burning eyes, filamentary keratitis, and erosion of conjuctival and corneal epithelium.

At Visione 360, we utilize the Tear Lab Tear Osmolarity Testing system to accurately record and monitor tear production.  Dry eye is a syndrome, and must be monitored and treated effectively to avoid the risk of permanent corneal surface damage.  Treatment options range from over the counter eye drop options to the insertion of plugs in the lacrimal duct.

If you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms you should seek treatment for dry eye.

Stinging, burning, scratchy sensation, sensitivity to light, tearing, tired eyes, and difficulty wearing contact lenses, as well as Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after visually focusing for a prolonged period on a nearby task.

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Also called allergic conjunctivitis or ocular allergy, eye allergy occurs when something you are allergic to irritates the conjunctiva. This is the delicate membrane covering the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  Visione 360, utilizes Doctors Allergy Formula Testing to diagnose and treat eye allergies.

Doctors Allergy Formula Testing
Doctor’s Allergy Formula provides an FDA- approved, non-invasive proprietary, diagnostic” test designed to objectively diagnose your specific allergies. This simple, painless (shot free) 3-minute test is covered by major medical insurance. The results of the test are read after only 10- 15 minutes. Once we identify what you are allergic to, we can create custom treatment protocols specific to your needs.

Should I get Allergy Tested?
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, then you would be a candidate for our DAF Test:

  • Itchy Eyes
  • Red/Bloodshot Eyes
  • Watery Eyes

Why Should I Get Tested?

  • Allergies are the 5th leading chronic disease in the US
  • 60 million American suffer from allergies – and 24 million have ocular allergies
  • Many people suffer for years before being tested or even realizing that ocular allergies are the issue
  • Allergies interfere with your day-to-day life and can result in loss of productivity, missed work or school, and an overall poor quality of life
  • Testing with DAF is the key to finding out the cause of your eye irritation and the key to treatment of ocular allergies

What Causes an Allergic Reaction?
Our immune system keeps us alive by attacking dangerous germs. An allergy occurs when our immune system attacks a harmless substance, like pollen (an allergen), against something it should ignore. Allergy symptoms occur as an irritating reaction to environmental allergens, such as trees and grasses, dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. This attack releases chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. The eyes are particularly sensitive to airborne allergies, which cause irritation and discomfort. Medication, like antihistamines, mask the symptoms but do not identify the underlying problem.

What is Involved in a "Scratch" Skin Test?
Scratch Test A skin “scratch” test is a simple, non-invasive procedure that superficially scratches the surface of the skin applying the allergen to be tested to the exposed surface of the skin.

The device contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in your area in addition to both a positive and negative control so we can objectively diagnose your particular allergies. If you are allergic to an allergen, a small mosquito bite-like bump will appear. Because everyone is unique in what their specific allergic triggers are, knowing what you are allergic to is important for the effective treatment of allergies.

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El Paso, TX Facial Plastic Surgeon
Visione 360, Eye & Cosmetic Institute
400 Executive Center Blvd
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 532-3937
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