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DRY EYE CLINIC

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DRY EYE & BLEPHARITIS

Dry Eye/Blepharitis is a very common problem that affects millions every day. It occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly or the when the tears do not have the right consistency, and evaporate too quickly. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the lashes.

SYMPTOMS OF DRY EYE/BLEPHARITIS & MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION 

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  • burning

  • stinging

  • excessive mucus

  • red

  • watery eyes

  • heavy eyes

  • fluctuating

  • inconsistent vision

  • tired eyes

  • increased light sensitivity

  • difficulty driving at night

  • contact lens discomfort

  • achy/sore eyes

  • sharp pain in eyes

  • sandy or foreign body feeling in eye

TREATMENT OPTIONS

There are several treatment options available, including home therapy options, and clinic visit. The best direct treatment for this lid disease is an in office BlephEx ® procedure to remove the excess bacteria, biofilm and toxins. Since bacteria grows constantly, maintaining a good lid hygiene between treatments is important. Regular in-office treatments are needed to remove bacteria and biofilm that are tough to remove during regular hygiene.

If  you or anyone you know is suffering dry eye, contact our office for an evaluation.