In our Dry Eye Clinic we offer a personalised management and treatment plan customised to your particular type and severity of dry eye by utilising state-of-the-art equipment combined with our clinical expertise and experience.
We are able to diagnose and manage Dry Eye Syndrome with the TearLab® Osmolarity Test
How does Tearlab work?
How is Dry Eye Syndrome Treated?
There is no absolute ‘cure’ for dry eye syndrome. However, most people can get significant relief from symptoms using a variety of treatments and measures.
Lid Margin Hygiene
All of the staff in the practice are qualified Ocular Hygenists and able to advise you on the best and most suitable lid hygiene for your condition. They are specially trained in Dry Eye and will spend as much time as you need explaining your eye care regime and demonstrating how to use the recommended products.
Regular lubrication in the form of gels or drops can help keep the surface of the eyes wet, and thus reduce symptoms. Often, this is combined with lid margin hygiene.
There are a wide range of eye drops available – speak to our Ocular hygienists for advice.
Over 90% of dry eye is evaporative and caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The normal oily secretion from these glands (meibum) is required to stabilise the lipid layer of the tear film and prevent evaporation of the aqueous portion. Effective warming of the glands releases the natural oils to restore tear film function, without introducing any foreign substance onto the ocular surface.
If the underlying cause is blepharitis or lid margin disease, then treating this can often improve the ocular surface and reduce symptoms.
BlephEx™ is a revolutionary new patented hand piece, used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
A punctal plug, also known as tear duct plug or lacrimal plug, is a small medical device that is inserted into the tear duct (puncta) of an eye to block the duct. This prevents the drainage of liquid from the eye.