Dry Eyes or Dry Eye Syndrome may be caused by many factors and becomes more common with age. Underproduction of tears, abnormal tear quality, inflammatory conditions and eyelid malpositions are all possible causes. Symptoms of dryness vary from mild to severe. Medical treatment with ocular lubricants and anti-inflammatory medications usually improve symptoms. In severe cases of dry eye, lubricants do not relieve symptoms and minor surgical procedures may be necessary to protect the eye surface. Dr. Brannan specializes in the surgical and medical management of eyelid abnormalities like these. Call 941-921-0400 today to schedule your appointment!