Chronic Dry Eye

Tear Break Up Time: How it is checked and what does your eye surgeon see under the microscope?

Tear Break Up Time: How it is checked and what does your eye surgeon see under the microscope? Tear Break Up Time (TBUT) is an important measure of dry eye, especially in patients who do not clearly show dry eye changes on the cornea or the diagnosis of dry eye is in question. Patients who …

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The Best Way to Clean Your Face and Eyelids: Lid Hygiene for those with Eye Pain, Dry Eyes, Itchiness, Tearing, Redness

Eye pain, chronic tearing, eye redness, itchiness, and acute & chronic dry eye can sometimes be due to a very common malady: clogged meibomian glands. These glands are located at the base of each eyelash. There are approximately 50 glands on the upper eyelids and 25 glands on the lower eyelids. The oily substance produced …

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Tea Tree Oil & Cliradex instructions: How to use Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil & Cliradex instructions I have been prescribing Tea Tree Oil (TTO) for my patients, friends, and family members who have dry eye symptoms, foreign body sensation, irritation, chronic burning, rosacea, ocular rosacea.  Tea Tree Oil comes from Australia from the Tea Tree Oil plant, though some companies have created a version of …

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Chronic Dry Eye: an Overview

CHRONIC DRY EYE  Dry eye affects an estimated 20.7 million people in the United States alone and is one of the most  common reasons that people visit their eye doctor (Reference:1,2) Nearly 40 % of those surveyed in the USA experience symptoms of dry eye on a regular basis. (3) Dry eye can be a …

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