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Dry Eye Syndrome


Ocular Surface Disease  (Dry Eye Syndrome and related conditions) is multifactorial, inflammatory and chronic.  More than 16 million Americans suffer from dry eye symptoms.  Ocular Surface Disease encompasses all conditions that create inflammation on the ocular surface, a decrease in tear quality and/or quantity, and long term damage to the ocular surface.  While some patients feel dryness in their eyes, others may experience excessive watering or the sensation that something is in the eye (foreign body sensation). Learn more about risk factors, symptoms and treatments:

  • Risk Factors:
    Any of these risk factors can contribute to Ocular Surface Disease. Many patients have multiple risk factors which can make symptoms more severe. Be sure to address risk factors that apply to you at your Dry Eye Evaluation. If you have not scheduled your evaluation yet, you can do so HERE. Age Auto-immune Conditions Thyroid Disease Medications for hypertension, allergy, anxiety/depression, birth control, Accutane, and hormone replacement Weather/Environmental Influences Hormonal Changes (Pregnancy, Menopause, etc) Ocular Surgery- LASIK, Cataract Surgery, and more History of Chemotherapy or Radiation Treatment Genetics - family history of Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Symptoms:
    Do you experience any of these symptoms? Call today to schedule your Dry Eye Evaluation to find the best solutions tailored to you! Dryness Irritation Itching Excessive Tearing Fluctuating Vision Foreign Body Sensation Redness Light Sensitivity General Fatigue Heavy or Tired Eyes Eye Strain
  • Treatments:
    If you are diagnosed with ocular surface disease Dr. Cline will have a very thorough and honest conversation about treatment options to find what will work best for you. ​ OptiLight by Lumenis MiboFlo Thermal Treatment Zest Treatment Prescription Medications Lid Cleanser Hypochlorous Spray Heat Compresses Triglyceride Omega 3 Supplements Nighttime Ointment Artificial Tears

You may already know you have Dry Eye Syndrome or you may be diagnosed at your comprehensive exam.  The next step toward a solution is a Dry Eye Evaluation.  This is a focused exam that dives deep into all your symptoms, risk factors, possible causes, and specialized testing to determine the best customized treatment plan for you.  Every patient has unique challenges and their treatment plan will reflect that.  

A Dry Eye Evaluation includes:

  • In-depth Medical History, Symptom & Lifestyle Questionnaires

  • Assessment of the Ocular Surface and Tear Quantity/Quality

  • Meibography- Photography of the Meibomian Glands 

  • Discussion on Treatment Options 

  • Consultation on the Best Solution for YOU

Schedule your Dry Eye Evaluation today- Schedule HERE 

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