One of the primary reasons people hesitate to get LASIK surgery is the chance of coming out of the procedure with dry eye syndrome, which can happen to a small percentage of patients. Fortunately, Seeta Eye Care can treat dry eyes with Prokera®, a corneal bandage that reduces inflammation in the eye and can treat a variety of optical conditions. Because it treats essential medical conditions, Prokera is often covered by vision or medical insurance.
Prokera looks like an extra-large contact, and is placed over the iris and pupil. It is made of amniotic tissue which reduces inflammation in the eyes, allowing the tissues there to go through their natural healing process.
Another way we achieve good results in treating dry eye syndrome is by hiring ocular professionals who go above and beyond when performing their duties. Our resident optometrist, Dr. Melvin Guzman, has been treating dry eye and other conditions in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years, a level of experience that gives him a great deal of insight when treating patients. When you see Dr. Guzman for your dry eye syndrome, there’s a good chance he’s seen a case like yours before, and he can quickly find the proper means of treating it.
In addition to treating dry eye syndrome, Dr. Guzman sees patients for:
- Routine eye exams
- Contact lens fittings (normal and complex)
- Glaucoma management
Dr. Guzman also assists our ophthalmologists with ongoing care of patients who have undergone LASIK, cataract surgery, or intraocular lens implants.
To get treatment for your dry eyes started with Dr. Guzman today, contact Seeta Eye Care Centers through this website or at 845-454-1025 . Our eye doctors serve patients in Yorktown Highland, Poughkeepsie, and throughout the Hudson Valley.