Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye is a very common condition that results from inadequate lubrication of the eye.

Abnormal or deficient tear quality and/or quantity can cause dry eye.  Tears are made up of 3 layers: lipid, aqueous, and mucin.  The meibomian gland in the eyelid produces the lipid layer – and its function decreases as we age.  In addition to this, there are many other causes that may further aggrevate dry eye (eg. surgery, medication, hormonal change, medical diseases etc).

Dry eye may cause any one or combinations of the following symptoms which can severely affect the quality of your life:

  • Burning
  • Red
  • Pain
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Gritty or sandy feeling
  • Teary or watery
  • Blurry Vision
  • Heavy or tired eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive blinking

Dry eyes are one of the most common conditions that can affect all of us - however, it is the most undertreated or ignored areas of ophthalmology.

At Uptown Eye Specialists – we approach dry eye with advanced diagnostics and personalized therapeutic care at our specialized medical offices - the Dry Eye Clinic.

At the Dry Eye Clinic, we know that dry eye is a multifactorial disease, therefore we offer a wide range of treatments that can be customized for your care. Our eye care professionals create an individualized treatment pathway and monitor progress by utilizing dry eye questionnaires and evaluation tools coupled with other diagnostic tests. Treatment can range from utilizing a device such as the iLux that will address your meibomian glands to help facilitate oil production to Platelet Rich Plasma, a natural treatment derived from your own blood.

To learn more about our Dry Eye Clinic, contact us.

Please reschedule your appointment if within the last 14 days you or a household member has travelled outside of Canada, have experienced flu-like symptoms, been in contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or waiting for a lab test for COVID-19.
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