Ocular Surface Disease

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What is dry eye?

“ Dry eye is a multi-factorial disease of the ocular surface characterized by instability of the tear film. Accompanied by ocular symptoms, in which tear film instability and poor-quality tears, ocular surface inflammation, damage, and neurosensory abnormalities play contributing roles.”

Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated.

Dry Eyes

Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

  • Stinging sensation
  • Grittiness or feeling of sand in eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Difficulty with contact lenses
  • Difficulty with night driving
  • Fluctuations in vision
  • Pain/light sensitivity/redness
Common forms of dry eye
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Contributing causes of Dry Eye
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Medical Conditions
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Management Options

Treatment of ocular surface disease is through management of the underlying cause such as meibomian gland dysfunction, dry blepharitis, etc….

Other Common remedies
  • Artificial tears or gels
  • Hot compresses
  • Anti-inflammatory topical medicated eye drops
  • Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and/or Blepharitis
  • Dietary supplements
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*The office is closed for lunch between 12-1pm.
*Schedule subject to change on holidays.

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Tel: 250 248-8003