As Dry Eye experts, we offer specialized attention through our Dry Eye Center. We understand your frustration with the limitations of traditional therapies and are committed to bringing you the best technology available to treat this uncomfortable disease – so that you can enjoy the greatest possible relief.
Dry eye is a complex, multifactorial disease process that affects the eye’s ability to produce healthy lubrication for the ocular surface. Dry Eye is a long-term chronic disease that takes years to develop and may worsen if left untreated.
With each blink of the eyelids, tears spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Excess tears in the eyes flow into small drainage ducts in the inner corners of the eyelids, which drain into the back of the nose.
Dry eyes can occur when tear production and drainage are not in balance. Tears are a mixture of different ingredients, but primarily oil and water. If either ingredient is not present in appropriate amounts, we experience symptoms of dryness.