SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Ophthalmology
Dry Eye Service
More than six million Americans suffer from dry eyes, and the number of symptomatic individuals is increasing as our population ages. For patients with dry eyes, early evaluation and treatment is important to prevent ocular surface damage before it occurs, as well as to relieve discomfort.
Successful treatment depends on complete evaluation of the patient and potential treatment modalities based on the specific etiology identified. Ocular lubricants are the mainstays of therapy, but punctal occlusion, repositioning of the eyelids or, occasionally, conjunctival transplants may be indicated.
Because work or lifestyle conditions can exacerbate dry eye symptoms, our experts often prescribe a daily regimen individually tailored to control the dry eye disease.
For further information, or to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call:
University Ophthalmic Consultants at Brooklyn Heights phone: (718) 780-1530 fax: (718) 780-1258 185 Montague Street, 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201
SUNY Downstate Eye Center at Midwood
phone: (718) 270-1714
fax: (718) 270-8922
2171 Nostrand Avenue @ Flatbush
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Jennifer Park, MD – Patients seen at Brooklyn Heights and Midwood