Dry Eye Treatment in UK

State-of-the-art treatment by Optometrist Dr. Dave, PhD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO
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Causes & Symptoms

Suffering from Dry eyes? It’s the most common eye disorder causing gritty, sore and irritated eyes.  Common symptoms are stinging, burning sensation.  There are a number of causes but the most common form of dry eye relates to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
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Dry Eyes: Assessment

We’re dedicated to dry eye diagnosis and treatment.  Diagnosis of dry eye requires a number of tests to determine the cause.  At our practice we perform comprehensive tests to check tear volume, tear stability, staining tests and inflammatory marker tests.
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Causes & Symptoms

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Dry Eyes: Assessment

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New IPL Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) involves applying a series of light pulses to the area around the eyelids.  It’s totally non-invasive and there’s no pain.  Patients usually notice an improvement in only a few hours after treatment. IPL is a proven effective treatment available at our dry eye centre.
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Other Treatments

We offer a number of treatment options in our dry eye clinic. Following an in-depth assessment.you’ll informed about treatment options like Puntal Plugs (to stop tears draining out of the eye), Blephex (for a deep clean of the eyelids), dietary supplements, at-home treatments and of course a plethora of eye drops.
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New IPL Treatment

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Other Treatments

Suffering from Dry Eyes?

Suffering from Dry Eyes?

Act Now!

Dry eye causes slow, progressive changes to surface of the eye and permanent damage to glands in the eyelids.  Act now and book a dry eye consultation.

Are warm compresses and constant use of artificial tears not relieving your dry eyes?  The problem with these treatments are they are difficult to maintain and they’re not effective in treating dry eye.  Improved treatments such for Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction are effective in improving tear quality and reducing symptoms of dry eyes.  There is no cure for dry eyes but treatment with IPL, Blephex and Punctal plugs can reduce the long-term damage caused by dry eyes.

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Why Digital Devices Could Make Your Eyes Feel Worse

Digital eye syndrome describes a host of problems people experience when working on computers and digital devices, one of which is dry eyes.

Dry eye symptoms are often exacerbated by prolonged use of digital devices like computer screens and mobile devices.  Blink rate and type of blink change when viewing these types of screens.  In general, blink rates reduce significantly – between 3-8 times less!  In addition, research shows that rather than perform full, complete blinks, people looking at screens for 30 minutes or more tend to make 2.5 times more incomplete or partial blinks.

Changes to blinks affect the expression of oils released from the meibomian glands.  Over time, this leads to blocked glands and can lead to gland loss.  When glands become blocked the oils that prevent the evaporation of tears reduce leading to evaporative dry eye.  Warm compresses are helpful early on but IPL treatment is recommended for treating meibomian gland related evaporative dry eye.

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Dry eye symptoms are often exacerbated by prolonged use of digital devices like computer screens and mobile devices.  Blink rate and type of blink change when viewing these types of screens.  In general, blink rates reduce significantly – between 3-8 times less!  In addition, research shows that rather than perform full, complete blinks, people looking at screens for 30 minutes or more tend to make 2.5 times more incomplete or partial blinks.

Changes to blinks affect the expression of oils released from the meibomian glands.  Over time, this leads to blocked glands and can lead to gland loss.  When glands become blocked the oils that prevent the evaporation of tears reduce leading to evaporative dry eye.  Warm compresses are helpful early on but IPL treatment is recommended for treating meibomian gland related evaporative dry eye.

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