Dry Eye Center of Arizona
3805 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Phone (602) 549-2020
Fax: (602) 325-5536
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Our office is open during the following hours:
Mon-Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturdays: 9AM - 1PM
Doctor's Hours: By Appointment Only
Phoenix is the 2nd driest big city in the US. Its topped only by Las Vegas, Nevada for lowest average humidity. So it should be no surprise that dry eye is epidemic
in Phoenix. The Dry Eye Center of Arizona is part of Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC. A practice within a practice, it offers world class
treatment for dry eye and ocular surface disease.
Dry eye and Ocular Surface Disease has long been a passion of Dr. Epstein who has published and lectured extensively on the subject throughout the world. He founded and served as the first President of the Optometric Dry Eye Society and is a charter member of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. He is also a member of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society and consults extensively in the development of treatments and instruments for dry eye and ocular surface disease. Dr. Steinhauser has extensive experience in managing dry eye especially in conjunction with systemic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid problems, Sjogren's syndrome and lupus as well as eye conditions like glaucoma that often are associated with dry eye.
New insight into the causes of dry eye, particularly the importance of normal meibomian gland function and the role of evaporative dry eye (especially bad in
Phoenix’s arid environment) have increased the number and success of treatment options. We now can offer our patients a variety of therapies that didn’t exist only a few years ago.
Dry eye is a complex disorder than can be difficult to properly diagnose and manage. The disorder can range from mildly annoying to completely disabling and life-altering. More informaton on dry eye can be found in the sections on The Normal Tear Film, What is Dry Eye?, Diagnosing Dry Eye, and Dry Eye Therapy. There are special sections for patients with Sjogren's syndrome and for those suffereing from chronic cosmetically disruptive red eyes. Below is a video of a presentation given by Dr. Epstein in Atlanta in 2015 that covers many of the latest concepts in diagnosing and managing dry eye.
We are especially excited about Xiidra™, a recently introduced safe and effective topical eyedrop approved by the US FDA for the treatment of both signs and symptoms of dry eye. Xiidra™ represents a major breakthrough in providing rapid and effective relief for the majority of dry eye sufferers. For some, Xiidra™ may replace other therapies - for others it can be a helpful adjunct for managing even the most severe forms of dry eye and ocular surface disease.
The Dry Eye Center is devoted to the advanced diagnosis and treatment of of dry eye and ocular surface disease. We utilize the latest state of the art technology including Oculus Keratograph 5M infrared meibography and non-invasive tear film breakup analysis and a variety of additional in-depth diagnostic tests to get to the cause of problem and effectively treat it. This combined with extensive experience and intense focus makes the Dry Eye Center of Arizona a unique resource for dry eye and Sjogren's syndrome patients from as far away as Cairo Egypt and South America.