May 25, 2017

Dry eye has many different treatment options.  Some of the first treatments include artificial tears, punctal plugs, Restasis, and Xiidra.  However, when these treatments do not work, we may also try autologous serum tears, Lacrisert, moisture goggles, and contact lens...

December 16, 2016

Dry eye is a chronic eye condition that results in discomfort, blurred vision, and pain.  The good news is that there are a multitude of dry eye treatments, but they do not work for everyone.  Patients that do not make enough tears have several options.  I generally st...

October 22, 2016

We have already addressed some of the major causes of aqueous deficient dry eye.  Now I would like to address evaporative dry eye.  This is usually caused by a problem with the lipid layer (the top fatty layer of the three layers of the tear film).  However, anything t...

October 21, 2016

In our last post, we talked about some of the basics of dry eye.  In this post, I am going to talk more about the specific types of dry eye disease.  First, we will talk about aqueous deficient dry eye.  This is the type of dry eye that is easiest to understand and rea...

October 18, 2016

Dry eye is a common condition that involves the surface of the eye.  Although it seems straight forward, there are actually several different types of dry eye.  Before breaking down the different types, it is important to know a little bit about the tear film.  The tea...

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