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Advanced Dry Eye Treatment

Are Dry Eyes Disrupting Your Day?

Come Visit Glen Burnie Eyecare to relieve these symptoms !!

Symptom Checklist:
Dry sensation
Scratchy, gritty feeling
Burning
Stinging
Watery eyes
Mucous discharge
Irritation from wind or smoke
Red eyes
Tired eyes
Light sensitivity
Contact lens discomfort
Red eyelids
Crusty eyelids
Eyelid infections
Sensitivity to artificial tears
Eyelids stuck together in the morning

Causes of Dry Eye

Aging: As we age, tear production decreases. Women’s tear production can be severely affected by menopause.
Contact Lenses: Wearing contact lenses can increase tear evaporation. This can result in irritation, increased protein deposits, infections, and eye pain. Dry eye is the leading cause of contact lens discomfort.
Medications: A variety of medications can reduce tear production. These include antidepressants, antihistamines, diuretics, beta blockers, and sleeping pills
Digital Device Usage: When using a computer, phone, or iPad we stare more, and don’t blink our eyes enough. This can cause tear evaporation.
Health conditions: Conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease affect tear production. Most autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and Sjogren’s Syndrome do as well
Eyelid conditions: Crusty swollen eyelids can cause tears to evaporate quickly and irritate the cornea
Skin conditions: Acne rosacea, can cause the eyelid glands to get swollen affecting tear production.

About Our Tear Film

– The eye is lubricated by two kinds of tears produced by glands in the upper and lower eyelids
– Constant tears are continuously formed to lubricate the eye and fight infections
– Reflex tears are produced in response to irritation, injury, or emotion. These help rinse the surface of the eye

A balance between both is necessary to ensure that your eyes are comfortable and protected. When constant tear flow is reduced there is irritation that can cause excessive reflex tearing. Hence “watery eyes”. A lack of tears, improper lubrication, or tears draining too quickly can result in dry eye as well.

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Dry Eye Treatment

There are an array of treatment options for dry eye. These include, eye drops, tear duct plugs, oral medications, and various eyelid scrubs and sprays.

Glen Burnie Eyecare is one of the select few practices in Maryland to introduce a revolutionary new treatment for dry eye called Mibo Thermoflo. This treatment allows us to change how the eye produces tears to improve their quality thus relieving the annoying symptoms of dry eye.

Dry Eye Relief Patient Testimonials

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