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Dry Eye Clinic

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What Is Dry Eye

Dry Eye Disease is a complex condition that results in the reduction of tear quality and/or quantity. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage of the eye’s surface. Dry Eye Disease can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as: burning, excessive tearing, foreign body sensation, redness, swelling, styes, vision fluctuations, stringy mucus in or around the eyes, and light sensitivity. There are two predominant forms of dry eye:

EVAPORATIVE DRY EYE: accounting for 86% of all dry eye. Blocked meibomian glands lead to a shortage of oil on the surface of the tears and a quicker than normal tear evaporation. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of Evaporative Dry Eye.

AQUEOUS DRY EYE: Occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough tears.

What Causes Dry Eye

Dry eyes are caused by a disruption to the tear film. Consisting of three layers (fatty oils, aqueous fluid, and mucus), healthy tear film keeps the surface of your eyes lubricated, smooth and clear. Problems with any of these layers can cause Dry Eye Disease. Factors which contribute to tear film dysfunction include: age, gender, environmental factors, hormonal changes, pharmaceutical agents, inflammatory conditions, certain medical procedures, and certain medical conditions.

There is increasing evidence that Dry Eye Disease is the result of inflammatory processes.

Treatment options:

  • Artificial Tears
  • Hot Compresses
  • Topical Anti-Inflammatory and/or Antibiotics
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Restasis
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Therapy
  • Gland Expression
  • Lipiflow (thermal pulsation)

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Camrose Optometry

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Find the right solutions to your eye-care needs with services from Primary Care Optometry based in Camrose, Alberta. We specialize in providing you with the very best in comprehensive eye-care. Dr. Mark Cloarec, Dr. Jordan Hebert and all the staff at Primary Care Optometry are here to help you with all of your eye-care needs.
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