Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye disease

Dry Eye Syndrome or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is the condition where there is a chronic lack of moisture on the surface of the eye and is one of the most common eye conditions worldwide with up to 20% of the population suffering from this issue.

Two types of dry eye

1. Lipid deficient
2. Aqueous deficient

Dry Eye is caused by either an inadequate amount of tears or poor quality of tears.
Dysfunction to any of the three components of the tear film (lipid, aqueous, mucin) will
cause dry eye symptoms.

irritated eyes

Dry eye symptoms and causes

Symptoms include burning, itching, watering, aching, fatigue, soreness/pain, foreign body
sensation, grittiness, red eyes, pressure, and photophobia.

Factors attributing to dry eye include computer use, extended contact lens wear, age, outdoor/indoor environment, frequent flying, smoking, health conditions, medications, and eyelid issues.

man rubbing eyes

Dry eye diagnosis

  • Meibography: Using infrared technology, the morphology of your meibomian glands can be examined.
  • Non-Invasive Tear film analysis: We utilize the Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer to provide the best non-invasive tear film analysis, allowing for 82% sensitivity and 92% specificity for diagnosing dry eye. Results appear instantly.
  • Fluorescein Staining
  • Tear Break-up Time

Dry eye treatment

  • IPL
  • LidPro
  • Meibomian Gland Expression
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Autologous Eye Serum