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Wet & Dry Eyes

Assessment and treatment for wet and dry eyes is available privately within the calming, unique and quality clinical environment at The Edinburgh Clinic.

Watery Eyes

Eyes may water either because of too much tear secretion – caused by irritation of the eye, Blepharitis or allergy – or because of a blockage in the tear drainage system. Symptoms of watery eyes include blurred vision, irritation of the skin around the eye and infection of the tear drainage system. It can sometimes prevent people from wearing make-up and potentially causes embarrassment.

Treatment for watery eyes depends on the severity of the condition. Surgery may be recommended to unblock the tear duct. If surgery is recommended, this can be carried out in our on-site day-case operating theatre at The Edinburgh Clinic.

Dry Eyes

Although there is no treatment for dry eyes, there are medications that can be used to relieve symptoms, including lubricants, sprays, oils, drops, and ointments. Some medications contain a steroid, immunosuppressant agents, or lubricants to help replenish the eye fluid, lost due to evaporation or disease.

Situated on Colinton Road, near Edinburgh’s leafy Polwarth, Morningside and Merchiston areas, The Edinburgh Clinic is within easy reach of the City Centre and offers free on-site parking for ease of access and on-street metered parking nearby. Our patient waiting and treatment areas are comfortable and substantial, allowing a friend or family member to accompany you to the clinic and wait while you see your consultant.