Blepharitis and Dry Eye
Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation leading to chronic burning, flaking, crusting, tearing, irritation, itching, redness in eyelid margins and a foreign body sensation.
Blepharitis has two basic forms:
• Anterior blepharitis, affecting the base of the eyelashes.
• Posterior blepharitis, linked to dysfunction of oil-secreting meibomian glands within the eyelids.
Our specialists will discuss lid hygiene and other methods to reduce the symptoms of blepharitis.
Dry eye is a common ocular condition where the eye produces insufficient tears or poor quality tears, which leads to chronic soreness, dryness, irritation, ocular discomfort and blurred vision.
Dry eye is most commonly due to insufficient tear production, or poor quality of the tears that are produced. There are several systemic conditions that are associated with insufficient tear production, which our specialists will discuss with you in greater detail.
Dry eye can have profound impacts on a patient’s quality of life. In severe cases, it can lead to significant ocular surface complications. There are many interventions in dry eye which can improve ocular symptoms and quality of life. We will discuss the hierarchy of treatment options with you during your consultation.