DRY EYE AND BLEPHARITIS
Dry Eye is a medical condition of the ocular surface that affects tear production and/or the quality of your tears. It is one of the most common disorders of the eye. Dry eye patients may have difficulty reading, viewing a computer, watching television, or seeing clearly or consistently while driving. These symptoms may worsen later in the day or may vary throughout the day. Patients with dry eye may complain of stinging, burning, itching, redness, irritation, or intermittently blurred vision.
Blepharitis is inflammation and redness of the eyelid margins. It stems from disfunction and blockage of the glands. Discomfort, blurry vision, redness and mattering of the eyes can result, and dry eye is often present with blepharitis. Cleansing the glands of the lid margin is the usual answer to the problem and there are several approaches that can accomplish this. Cleansing the glands from within reduces the inflammation present and also helps moisture and comfort return by returning function to the glands.
In the past, these conditions have often gone unrecognized or inadequately treated. Patients may have been advised to simply use artificial tears, warm compresses, or use a few types of prescription drops or pills. All of these options treat the symptoms of dry eye but do not always address the underlying problem. We can do better than this. New testing and treatment methods are now available.
Dry Eye and Blepharitis
Correct Testing Leads to
The evaluation of Dry Eye and Blepharitis is both comprehensive and advanced at Marion and Delaware Eye Centers. We have incorporated the most straightforward and current methods of pinning down the reason why your eyes are troublesome and that results in providing an accurate diagnosis and specific answers to your dry eye problem. If there is a way to diagnose and treat your dry eye or eyelid irritation problem, we will find it.
Click below to learn more about several of the tests we perform to diagnose your specific type of dry eye and blepharitis.
Dry Eye and Blepharitis
We are a Certified Dry Eye
Center of Excellence!
Marion and Delaware Eye Centers tailor treatment recommendations to match the results of testing. For some patients, moisture is still the simple answer. For others, there are several abnormalities causing dry eye and eyelid issues. This being true, all problems cannot respond to the same treatments or to artificial tears and/or lid cleansing. In some instances anti-inflammatory medications are used. For others, treatments to purge the material or organisms responsible for irritation and blur may be needed. The best treatment for your dry eyes is only discovered with proper testing. Discover which of the treatments may be helpful for your eyes by calling for an appointment today. Click the link below to learn more about specific treatment types.