Category Archives: Dry Eye Syndrome

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Blepharitis affects nearly all patients older than 70 and can also affect younger patients. Blepharitis causes redness, a burning sensation, and grittiness on a daily basis for patients with this condition. Blepharitis is the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil around eyelashes. This also allows bacteria to grow and reproduce, which irritates our eyelids. Worse… Read More »





LipiFlow

Characterized by grittiness, burning sensations, fluctuating vision, and “tired” eyes, dry eye syndrome affects patients of all ages. For 85% of dry eye patients, oil glands on their eyelids become clogged and cease to function properly. If these glands are chronically clogged, they atrophy (essentially die off). Gland atrophy is a permanent change which further… Read More »


Fish Oil

Fish Oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 has been shown to decrease inflammation in various parts of the body. Omega-3’s role in eye care involves helping dry eye patients. Oil glands, located in our upper and lower eyelids, can become gradually inflamed over time. This inflammation decreases oil production, and allows the tears on our… Read More »


Two Types of Dry Eye

Did you know there are two primary types of dry eye?  Distinguishing between the two helps patients achieve comfort more quickly. If your eyes feel gritty, tired, or have a burning sensation, you may have dry eye. The first type of dry eye is evaporative dry eye. Simply, the water component of tears evaporates, leaving the… Read More »


Restasis

Since its approval in 2002, many people have seen commercials or at least heard of Restasis, a drop used to help patients with dry eye. How does this drop work? Restasis works by increasing tear production by suppressing inflammation on the ocular surface. When patients have more tears hydrating the front of their eyes (cornea… Read More »



Blepharitis

Blepharitis is the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil from glands in our skin. These dandruff-like accumulations causing itching, burning sensations, and red eyes for many patients. These symptoms can sometimes mimic pinkeye.  With blepharitis, bacteria can more easily thrive on the surface of the eyelid. By-products of bacteria further increase irritation. Increased bacterial presence make patients… Read More »


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