What Is Dry Eye?
-Dry eye is MULTIFACTORIAL-in other words! It has: many causes-aging, women more than men, hormonal changes, diet, smoking, humidity level, water intake, other medical conditions such as diabetes, sjogren’s syndrome, thyroid disease, diabetes, glaucoma medications, and others influence dryness
-There are two main types of DRY EYE: tear deficient VS evaporative dry eye-
Tear deficient patients can benefit from may treatments such as artificial tear supplements, punctal plugs (we slow down and block the tears from draining so they stay on the eye’s front surface longer), prescription eye drops such as RESTASIS
The majority of the reason for dryness is believed to be due to inflammation-inflammation source can be secondary to eyelid conditions such as blepharitis and/or meibomian gland dysfunction MGD (almost 90% of patients that have dry eye disease usually have some form of MGD
A new revolutionary treatment that our doctors perform is called ILUX
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