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Dry eye is fairly common and is a result of the eye not being sufficiently lubricated. Normally, basal tears provide continuous lubrication and flow across the cornea every time the eye blinks. These tears also help to nourish cells in the cornea and offer protection from the environment.
Basal tears are made up of three layers, the outer lipid layer, the middle aqueous layer, and the inner mucin layer. If the composition of the tears becomes imbalanced, the amount produced starts to decrease, or they begin to evaporate faster, dry eye can occur.
Symptoms of dry eye can include pain, redness, scratchy eyes, stinging, burning, eye irritation or feeling like something is in your eye that you can’t remove, and potentially discharge and blurred vision.
There are a variety of things that may be contributing to your dry eyes. Consult with an eye care specialist to help determine the cause and develop a treatment plan.
At our Dry Eye Clinic, we have a team of eye care professionals who work with patients to direct them to the correct treatment and therapies for their specific type of dry eye. Using our advanced tear film diagnostic tools, further testing, and a dry eye impact questionnaire, we can track progress for each individual’s treatment.
Our clinic uses the UltraView DEL (dry eye laser) to treat the cause of dry eyes. Natural, safe and effective, most patients reduce or eliminate the need for eyedrops or dry eye medications altogether.