Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Our Dry Eye Blogs are written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!

IPL for Ocular Rosacea

Why IPL Is the Best Treatment for Ocular Rosacea

December 2, 2022

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a treatment with notable uses. Some of the common ones are in treating dry eye and ocular rosacea. It is effective due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Here is a look at why it is the best treatment for ocular rosacea.

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Mgd and IPL

What MGD Symptoms Does IPL Help Alleviate?

November 22, 2022

Tears help keep the eyes healthy and lubricated. Failing to produce adequate tears or producing poor-quality tears can lead to dry eyes. Problems with tear balance can lead to a condition known as dry eye syndrome. 

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IPL for Dry Eye

Intro To IPL

August 19, 2022

Over the last few years, we have grown the Dry Eye Center and helped so many patients manage their dry eye and become symptom free! I continue to look for better solutions with results-based therapies, so, I am excited to announce our purchase of the Lumenis Optilight. We are now able to use this highly specialized equipment to do IPL.

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Dry Eye Relief

How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work for Dry Eye?

July 31, 2022

Do you know the importance of tears? They are the body’s natural way of keeping the eyes lubricated, moist, and comfortable. When you blink, a film of tear fluid covers the eye’s surface at a certain thickness for a given period of time. That is what experts call tear stability. 

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Keratinization in eyes

What is Keratinization?

April 25, 2022

Keratinization is a biofilm that we naturally build up that is made up of debris from our tears which happens to sit along our waterline and often blocks our meibomian glands from secreting the natural oils that we need on the surface of the eye. It is particularly important to keep the top of our oil glands free from any debris build up, so they can function properly and secrete that oil we need within our tears for better comfort of the eyes.

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Woman Putting on Contact Lenses

How to Prevent Dry Eyes While Wearing Contact Lenses

March 11, 2022

Ever feel stuck in the middle? Well, that’s what a contact does, it sandwiches in the middle of your tear film and cornea! While they offer an excellent source of vision, contacts can interrupt our tear film and cause additional problems, especially if you are already prone to dry eyes or allergies.

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woman with dry eye

You’ve Had Your iLUX Treatment; Now What?

January 14, 2022

So, you’ve had your iLUX treatment and now you’re wondering what to do next? If that’s you, continue reading! After you have your iLUX treatment, it’s very important to be compliant with continued aftercare so that we can continue to improve and keep our meibomian glands clear and functioning properly.

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Dry Eye

What Triggers Dry Eye

December 15, 2021

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that arises when your eyes do not produce sufficient tears to lubricate themselves. Tears may be inadequate for several reasons, one including the meibomian glands producing poor-quality oil or very little to no oil.

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eye close up

Identifying and Curing a Demodex Infestation

December 8, 2021

Thinking about Christmas just around the corner and one of my favorite Christmas movies; The Grinch© I started thinking about the little “grinch mites” called Demodex; that can reside in the base of many of the population’s eyelashes. As I tell our patients; this isn’t a hygiene issue per say, because we all have little microorganisms all over our bodies, and those little guys have their purpose. What we don’t want is for the Demodex mites to become overpopulated.

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Dry Eyes vs. Seasonal Allergies

Symptoms of Dry Eyes Vs. Seasonal Allergies

September 16, 2021

The Pacific Northwest has been hit hard again this year with everything from wildfires to residential burns. All the dry weather and a smoke cover in the air can cause increased dry eyes and allergies. Dry eyes and seasonal allergies can both make your eyes itchy and sore, making it hard to tell the difference between the two. So, how can you tell for sure whether the stinging and itchiness are the symptoms of dry eyes or seasonal allergies?

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