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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Ophthalmology

Dry Eye Service

diagram of dry eye symptoms

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.

Contact Us

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

Physician Staff

Jennifer Park, MD – Patients seen at Brooklyn Heights and Midwood