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Dry Eyes

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called dry eye syndrome (DES), or simply dry eyes, is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation commonly found in humans and some animals. Symptoms may include: itching, redness, blurred vision, a gritty or sandy sensation or even excess watering. It can be caused by age, medications (antihistamines), disease (Sjogren’s Syndrome or Rheumatoid Arthritis), environment (air conditioning, heat) or structural problems with the eye.

Treatment may include: the use of artificial teardrops and ointments, punctal occlusions (tiny plugs inserted into the puncta or drainage system of the eye), surgery (to permanently close the drainage system) or the use of Restasis® (a prescription eye drop that helps increase the production of tears).

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176 Vision Drive
Duncansville, PA 16635

814.949.8808

Bedford Office

Keystone North Professional Building
3759 Business 220, Suite 010
Bedford, PA 15522

814.623.0088

Brookville Office

50 Waterford Pike
Brookville, PA 15825

814.849.8344

Clearfield Office

235 East Market Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

814.765.6963

DuBois Office

472 Jeffers St.
DuBois, PA 15801

814.371.6143

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Canadensis Building
241 Depot Street
St. Marys, PA 15857

814.834.7000

Grove City Office

217 South Broad Street
Grove City, PA 16127

724.458.4840

Johnstown Office

1415 Eisenhower Blvd.
Johnstown, PA 15904

814.266.1616

New Bethlehem Office

363 Broad Street, Suite 4
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

814.275.2030

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2968 State Route 257 North
Seneca, PA 16346

814.676.1651