Dry Eye 67

Many patients do not display symptoms of eyelid inflammation from dry eye, but instead experience irritation, foreign body sensation and burning of the eyes. Typically, symptoms are worse in the morning, but can occur at any time of the day.

Blepharitis, or dry eye, is an inflammation of the eyelid margins.

It is a common, chronic condition mainly caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and affects as much as 20% of our patients with symptoms increasing with age.

Our eyes need tears to stay healthy and comfortable.  Many aspects of modern life like computer screens, artificial lighting and even air conditioning, can contribute to dry eye syndrome, causing irritation, headaches and various other symptoms.

When you blink, a thin layer of tears spread across your eye, this is called the tear film which keeps your eye’s surface clear and smooth. This film is important for good vision.

Dry eye is often characterised by redness, crusting and itching of the eyelid. It can be treated with drops that make the eye feel more comfortable, lubricating the eye’s surface and treating the dry eye symptom. Eyelid-cleaning techniques are often advised to help keep crusts and inflammation to a minimum.

If you suffer from dry eyes, your optometrists will tailor a treatment plan that may include a course of both IPL and RexonEye sessions.

Rexon is new technology for the treatment of dry eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction that will deliver long-term relief to dry eye sufferers.

IPL treatment is designed to treat dry eye due to Meibomian gland dysfunction. Intense pulsed lights are used to stimulate the glands to recover their function and provide relief from dry eye symptoms.