Category Archives: Dry Eye Syndrome

InflammaDry-one tool in our dry eye toolbox

For patients struggling with dry eyes, inflammation is usually to blame. Increased levels of inflammation are often presents before other clinical signs, like corneal staining. Advanced Eye Care Center offers InflammaDry as a diagnostic tool for patients who have or are at-risk for dry eye disease. InflammaDry acquires a small sample of tears and measures… Read More »


PROKERA amniotic membrane

Advanced Eye Care Center is proud to offer patients the latest technologies for their eye care. The PROKERA amniotic membrane offers patients relief from painful eye conditions such as moderate-to-severe dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, and corneal abrasions. These membranes are placed on the affected eye and remain in place for 3-5 days. Superior… Read More »


New OTC drop available in future: Lumify

Bausch & Lomb has developed a new over-the-counter dry eye drop, designed to decrease redness for patients suffering with dry eye. Redness-relieving products, such as Visine, are non-selective, which makes them less effective over time. “In contrast, low-dose brimonidine, the active ingredient in LUMIFY, selectively constricts veins in the eye, increasing the availability of oxygen to surrounding… Read More »


What is a stye?

Have you ever had a red, tender bump on your eyelid? Did it seem to have a white top, or look like a pimple? If so, you may have had a stye. Also known as a hordeolum, a stye occurs when oil glands along our eyelids get clogged, then become infected. Usually staphylococcus bacteria are to blame. The… Read More »


Punctal plugs

Punctal plugs help patients with dry eye by decreasing the rate tears drain away from the eye. Punctal plugs are inserted in our puncta (structure where our tears drain). Our tear lake rests on our lower eyelid and acts as a reservoir to contain our tears. Each time we blink, tears from this tear lake are… Read More »


Do you have a film over your vision?

If you have filmy vision that seems to come and go, you may have dry eye. In order for clear vision, our tears need to completely cover the front of our eyes (cornea). If they don’t, light scatters more when entering the eye, causing blur and appearance of “filmy vision.” This filmy vision comes and goes… Read More »


Do you eyes burn, sting, or feel gritty?

If your eyes feel this way, you may have dry eye disease. Cold and dry wintery months are particularly irritating for patients with dry eye.  Advanced Eye Care Center is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence. We have the latest technology, like LipiView and LipiFlow, in order to provide high-quality care for all dry eye patients. We use… Read More »


Cliradex

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 »




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