WHAT IS MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION (MGD)?

from AAPOS Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) refers to the condition where the glands are not secreting enough oil or when the oil they secrete is of poor quality. Often, the oil gland openings get plugged up so that less oil comes out of the glands. The oil that does make it out of the glandsContinue reading “WHAT IS MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION (MGD)?”

Eyedrops for Dry Eye

from Mayo Clinic: Dry Eyes Diagnosis and Treatment The attached photo shows the eye with a special dye, fluorescein, which is a test to determine the quality of your tears.  The staining pattern indicates severe dry eye, which needs aggressive treatment. Prescription medications used to treat dry eyes include: Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation. Inflammation alongContinue reading “Eyedrops for Dry Eye”

At Home Eyelid Hygiene

HOME CARE: Did you know that eyelid hygiene can help with tear production and with eyelid inflammation? It can make a big difference with dry eye and preventing styes, infections. ___Warm compresses: apply warm washcloth to the closed eyelids 10 minutes, 2x/day ___Ocusoft Dry Eye Mask: microwave for 20 seconds and apply to clean eyelidsContinue reading “At Home Eyelid Hygiene”

Your Eyelids Can Cause Dry Eyes

Did you know that eyelids are the cause of almost 86% of dry eye conditions? That’s because you have tiny oil glands that line the margin of your eyelids, essential for proper tear production and function. When these glands don’t work, it causes decreased or poor quality tears. This results in the irritation, redness, andContinue reading “Your Eyelids Can Cause Dry Eyes”

Factors associated with dry eye syndrome

SOURCE: All about Vision Computer use — We blink less when we’re on our digital devices and computers all day! Contact lens wear — Aging — older than 50 Menopause — Post-menopausal women Indoor environment — Air conditioning, ceiling fans and forced air heating systems all can decrease indoor humidity and/or hasten tear evaporation, Outdoor environment — Arid climate in NewContinue reading “Factors associated with dry eye syndrome”

Why I don’t use punctal plugs

Punctal plugs are used to treat dry eye. They are biocompatible devices that can be inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye’s tear film and surface moisture to help relieve certain forms of dry eye. READ MORE HERE: There are 2 reasons I don’t use punctal plugs for dry eye treatment:Continue reading “Why I don’t use punctal plugs”