Our dry eye specialists consider
all factors and will
prescribe the best treatment plan for your particular
type of dry eye.
To Schedule appointment call 410.561.8050
Founded in 1975, the practice philosophy has
never changed. The professional and
personalized staff is dedicated to the
practice of excellence. Through
state-of-the-art technology, old fashion
care, continuing education, and clinical
research, the Azman team is committed to the
highest quality patient care. It it achieved
by careful attention to detail from the
beginning to the end and not taking any
shortcuts. Quality is a process as well as a
Physicians, Optometrists, and
Ophthalmologists from all over the nation
refer their challenging dry eye patients to
the Azman team. A comprehensive dry eye
evaluation will allow the doctor to
determine the best treatment regimen for the
patient's specific condition. Not all dry
eyes are the same, nor is the treatment.
Only a comprehensive dry eye evaluation will
assure long term eye health, perfect all day
eye sight, and all day comfort.
The Azman team of specialists have redefined
and set the gold standard of care in the dry
eye profession and are known as the experts
by their peers. When it comes to dry eyes -
they are the "Doctor's doctor".
Dry Eye Syndrome
•Dryness of the eye
• Sandy or gritty feeling
• Lid infections
• Burning, itching
• Contact lens discomfort
|• Light sensitivity
• Redness, sties
• Tired Eyes
• Eye pain or soreness
• Constant or occasional tearing
• Fluctuation of vision
There are certain factors that contribute to Dry
Eye Syndrome, although both men and women of any age may experience
Aging: Advancing age is the single most important risk factor
for Dry Eye. Dry Eye Syndrome affects 75% of people over age 65.
Women: Hormonal changes brought on by: Pregnancy, lactation,
oral contraceptive, menstruation, and post menopause can cause dry
Computer and Video Game Users: Computer users spend hours
staring at their monitors ignoring their normal blinking process,
which is a vital function of tear production. Typically, computer
users blinking rate is decreased by 70%. If you use a computer for
more than one hour a day, your eyes will be affected. Children and
young adults are now being diagnosed with Dry Eye Syndrome with
increasing frequency due to increasing computer, video game, and
Disease: Several diseases result as side effects of Dry Eye
Syndrome: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Thyroid Abnormality,
Asthma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Lupus and Rosacea.
Medications: Certain medications can decrease the bodyï¿½s
ability to produce lubricating tears: Anti-Depressants,
Decongestants, Antihistamines, Blood Pressure Medication, Oral
Contraceptives, Diuretics, Ulcer Medication, Tranquilizers, Beta
Blockers and Incontinence Therapies.
Contact Lenses: Dry Eye is the leading cause of contact lens
discomfort or intolerance. Soft contacts in particular, rapidly
evaporate the tears from the eye causing irritation, protein
deposits, infection, and pain.
Environmental Conditions: Exposure to Smoke, Fluorescent
Lights, Air Pollution, Wind, Heaters, Air Conditioning, and Dry
Climates, can increase tear evaporation.
Refractive Surgery: Candidates considering refractive surgery
(i.e. RK, PRK, LASIK, LTK) should consult their eyecare professional
regarding any dry eye risks associated with the procedure.
Testing for Dry Eyes
Our doctors can perform in-office diagnostic tests to evaluate the
quality and quantity of your tears. General health, medications and
environmental factors will be a consideration in diagnosing the type
of dry eye you have.
Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome
Depending on the type of dry eye you have, your
optical and medical conditions, the doctors at the Dry Eye Center of
Maryland will prescribe in proper sequence the best method of
treatment to give you all day comfort, all day crisp vision and eye
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