Dry eye 

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Dr. Kaur is passionate about helping patients with dry eye disease. When left untreated, it can eventually lead to severely debilitating symptoms affecting the quality of life. Early intervention is key in managing this complex and chronic disease. 

 

We start with a short questionnaire to determine what symptoms you're experiencing, how long you've been experiencing those symptoms, and if you have tried anything to relieve your dry eye symptoms, such as over-the-counter drops or previous treatments. Using that questionnaire, we can determine how to proceed and what diagnostic tests we can perform. 

Your dry eye evaluation will include an evaluation of:

  • The upper and lower eyelid and lashes
  • Cornea and conjunctiva

  • Quantity and quality of tear film

  • Secretion of meibomian glands

  • The rate at which tear film evaporates

  • Signs of allergy, inflammation, and infection of your eyes and eyelids

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Once we determine the underlying cause of your dry eye, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. Your treatment may include clearing biofilm from eyelid margin, anti-inflammatory drops, nutritional supplements  and expression of meibomian glands.

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and progressive condition and there is no quick cure.  It takes a combination of modalities to achieve a cure for your dry eye.

Treatment Options:

 

It takes a combination of treatments to address the root cause of dry eyes. Treatment options include:

There is not one treatment option that fits all so a personalized treatment approach is what we do best. 

If you're experiencing dry eyes or have tried over-the-counter drops without much success, call to schedule your dry eye consultation with Dr. Kaur