Dry Eye Initial Consultation Includes:
Dry Eye Treatments Available:
Tears are important for hydrating the eyes. They are important for maintaining a healthy front surface of your eyes. Dry eyes can lead to damage to the front surface (keratitis), blurry vision, light sensitivity, redness, burning, and irritation. It is important to treat dry eyes early because it is much easier to repair and maintain healthy hydrated eyes when it is caught early.
Causes of Dry Eyes
There are many causes for dry eyes, including: blepharitis, demodex (parasite), aging, hormonal changes, cataract/laser eye surgery, technological screen use, dry environments, and some medical conditions/medications. Our dry eye initial consultation will help determine the cause of your dry eyes, and we can prescribe appropriate treatment options for you.
Treatment Information for Dry Eyes
Blephadex Lid Exfoliation Treatment
Blepharitis and demodex mites are common conditions that cause dry eyes. Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes on your eye lashes. Demodex is a mite that can live in the eye lashes and eye lids. Both blepharitis and demodex can cause your eye lids and lashes to be crusty, red, inflamed or swollen. Blephadex lid exfoliation treatments are administered by the doctor to remove blepharitis and demodex.
Meibomian Gland Expression
The Meibomian glands can become hardened and plugged, reducing your ability to produce quality tears that hydrate your eyes. With plugged Meibomian glands, your tears will evaporate quickly and cause your eyes to become dry. Meibomian gland expression helps to unclog the glands so that you can have hydrated eyes.