WHAT IS DRY EYE?

Dry eye is a condition in which the eye produces fewer or lower quality tears and is unable to keep its surface lubricated. The main symptom of dry eye is usually a scratchy feeling or a foreign body sensation. Other symptoms include stinging or burning of the eye, episodes of excess tearing that follow periods of dryness, discharge from the eye, and pain and redness in the eye. Sometimes people with dry eye also feel as if their eyelids are very heavy or their vision is blurred.

If you’ve ever experienced the pain and discomfort of dry eye syndrome, you already know what a serious condition it can be. Dry eye can result in permanent damage to the cornea and even vision loss if left untreated. It can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, so it’s extremely important to have your eyes examined at the onset of this uncomfortable condition.

DRY EYE TREATMENT

Silverstein Eye Centers employs LIPIFLOW® to provide relief from Dry Eye. It is directed at the Meibonian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and relieves the blockage of oil by gently massaging the inner and outer lid with LIPIFLOW thermal pulsation.