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 dry eye

Can IPL Regenerate Meibomian Glands?

March 15, 2023

Dry eye disease is a prevalent condition that unfortunately affects many people worldwide. It is typically caused by several factors. They include aging, medications, and autoimmune disorders, to name a few. One of the main contributors to DED is a dysfunction in the meibomian glands. This gland produces the oily layer of the tear film that prevents evaporation and keeps the eyes moist.

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foods help dry eye

Foods to Help With Dry Eyes

February 28, 2023

If you have dry eyes, you know how frustrating and uncomfortable the itching, irritation, and blurred vision that come with it are. If you need more help on top of dry eye medications, drops or other dry eye treatments, you need not look far. Certain foods can help you alleviate its symptoms and give your eyes a lift. Here are the foods you can consider adding to your diet to help with your dry eyes.

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Lipiflow vs IPL

What Is the Difference Between LipiFlow® and IPL?

February 15, 2023

Dry eye can make it hard to perform daily tasks such as reading and driving. Many people suffer from dry eye, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. The condition can be caused by different issues, ranging from medical conditions to hormonal and environmental factors. Fortunately, some treatments can provide relief for dry eye. 

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Dry Eye And Sleep

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Dry Eyes?

January 30, 2023

Sleep is an essential part of life for all living organisms, including humans and animals. It is a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being, making it vital to get enough sleep to function optimally. Sleep is a time when the body and brain rest and repair themselves. 

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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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