Dry Eye Therapy
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is chronic insufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
Among the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome are:
• Burning sensation
• Watery eyes
• Blurry vision
• Itchy eyes
The Three Layers of the Tear Film Video Source
Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many different factors. Most common ones are:
Evaporative Dry Eye
(EDE) Caused by blockage of the oil glands that line up at the margin of your eyelids. (MGD)
The meibomian glands can be blocked for many reasons. For instance, not blinking enough can accumulate debris and therefore block the glands. These glands won’t secrete enough oil (lipids) into the tears, and the tears they secrete, have very poor quality as tears evaporate and leave the surface of the eye exposed to the environment.