Each time you blink, the action drags tears along the surface of your eye. This keeps it wet, clean, and healthy. If your glands don’t produce enough tears, you can get a condition called aqueous tear-deficient dry eye.

Symptoms

Having aqueous tear-deficient dry eye, you may notice:

  • Itchy Eyes
  • Redness
  • Eye Pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble wearing contact lenses
  • Not being able to produce tears when you cry

Treatment

At our Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Clinic, our medical team will work with you and your symptoms to create the best treatment plan. Our doctor and associates can carry out the following in-house medical treatments for blepharitis at our Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Clinic:

Lipiflow – Thermal Pulsation Treatment: This melts any material that is obstructing the Meibomian glands.

Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL): This can open clogged eyelid glands.

In addition to our in-office treatments, we will create a personalized treatment plan potentially including at home treatment regimens that include:

  • Warm compresses – to loosen crusts
  • Lid cleansing – to remove crusts
  • Massage – to express the small oil glands of the eyelids
  • Supplements – Omega 3 Fatty Acids

To learn more about treatment options, contact the Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Clinic today.