Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment West Des Moines IA

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Elizabeth Ann Brown, MD
(515) 225-2566
2101 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992

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Leo John Plummer, MD
(515) 225-2566
2101 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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Constance Grignon, MD
(319) 356-2866
3700 Aspen Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1973

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David Danl Saggau, MD
(515) 223-8635
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984

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Christopher F Blodi, MD
(515) 222-6400
1501 50th St Ste 133
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Metropolitan Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Retina Consultants Inc

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Dr.David Dwyer
(515) 225-2566
2101 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Constance Grignon, MD
(319) 356-2866
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1973

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James Francis Lawler, MD
(904) 778-5402
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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David S Dwyer, MD
(515) 225-2566
2101 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jean B Spencer, MD
(515) 222-1180
6000 University Ave Ste 475
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Broadlawns Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Children's Eye Clinic

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Dry Eye Syndrome Causes And Treatments

Dry eye syndrome is an extremely common condition in which the tear film that lubricates the surface of the eye is abnormal. It is usually due to one of two causes: decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation. Common causes of decreased tear production include Sjogren's syndrome (an autoimmune disorder in which the lacrimal gland is disfunctional) lacrimal gland disease, and decreased corneal sensation. Common causes of excessive tear evaporation include blepharitis (in which the oil glands around the eyelashes are clogged), blink problems, and eyelid closing problems. Other causes of dry eye syndrome include systemic diseases (sarcoidosis, human immunodeficiency virus, multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and vitamin A deficiency), certain medications (antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medication, and antipsychotic agents) glaucoma eye drops, and prolonged wearing of contact lenses. Postmenopausal women may be especially prone to developing dry eye syndrome. Most cases of dry eye syndrome are not associated with a general medical disease or serious eye problem.

Symptoms You May Experience:
You may experience a burning sensation in the eye, dryness, the feeling that something is in the eye, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. These symptoms are often worse at the end of the day or after prolonged use of the eyes...

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