Dry Eye Clinic
What is Dry Eye?
Dry Eye is a condition which can occur when your eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears are of a poor quality.
If you suffer with dry eyes, you may have experienced some of the following: - Eyes which feel irritated and dry blurred vision - Feeling that there is something in your eye - A burning and itching sensation in the eyes - Eyes may water or run As tears are instrumental in keeping your eyes clean, Dry Eye is often associated with another condition, called Blepharitis. This is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids.
If you suffer with Blepharitis, you may have experienced some of the following: - Crusty, irritated and red eyelids - Burning, soreness and itchy eyelids - Feeling that there is something in your eye - Scales close to the roots of your eyelashes - A build-up of oil and debris on the eyelids and eyelashes
How can we help you?
If your Dry Eye Syndrome is mild to moderate you can relieve symptoms by using Lubricants. The lubricants come in the form of eye drops, gels or ointments. We recommend preservetive-free as if you use preservetives for a long period of time this could cause the surface cells on the eye to become damaged or inflamed.
If you suffer from either Dry Eye or Blepharitis, you may benefit from using a treatment called ‘BlephEx’. BlephEx is the first and only treatment for Dry Eye and Blepharitis. During the treatment, a rotating, soft, medical grade sponge gently passes over the eyelids. This carefully removes any debris and bacteria that may have caused gland blockages. After a BlephEx treatment, the eyes will feel more comfortable and your vision may also improve.
To help relief Dry Eye Syndrome, Punctal occlusion could be a solution. The procedure involes using small extend absorbable Synthetic Implants to seal your tear ducts for up to 3 months. This means your tears won't drain into the tear ducts and your eyes should remain moist.
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