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2 Dry Eye Treatment Tips for Lasting Relief!

2 Dry Eye Treatment Tips for Lasting Relief!

My Eyes Burn, are Red, feel Sandy or Gritty, or I cannot wear my contacts with comfort  Dry eye is describing the symptoms (burning, redness, sandy gritty feeling, and contact lens intolerance) of tear film instability. Essentially, this means your eyes are not...

Recurrent Corneal Erosion: My Eye Hurts When I Wake Up

Recurrent Corneal Erosion: My Eye Hurts When I Wake Up

My Eye Hurts, REALLY BAD!! Have you ever woken up in the morning and opened your eyes and BOOM, you feel a stinging shooting pain in your eye? Now, this is more than just irritated eyes, crustiness or “sleep” in your eyes. This is a stabbing pain that makes you...

A New Way to do Warm Compresses

A New Way to do Warm Compresses

Warm Compresses? You went in for your yearly eye exam and your eye doctor suggested you do warm compresses. Why are they suggesting this and what do you need to know to do them properly? First, let's talk about why this is being suggested. Your tear film has a water...

How to Harness the Power of Light (for Dry Eye)

How to Harness the Power of Light (for Dry Eye)

One of the most amazing aspects of eye care is how it is always changing and advancing to manage and treat eye diseases. Dry eye and ocular surface disease is one of my favorites because of how many treatment options are now available. One of the newest technologies...

3 Steps to Treating Dry Eye

3 Steps to Treating Dry Eye

One of the most common complaints I hear is related to patients having dry eyes. Their eyes burn, they are red, or they want to rip their contacts out at the end of the day. Does this sound like you? If it does, did you go to the local drug store and buy a drop that...

Overview of Rosacea and Ocular Rosacea

Overview of Rosacea and Ocular Rosacea

Rosacea is one of the most common systemic conditions I see in my patients that affects their eyes. 80% of rosacea patients have meibomian gland dysfunction. 86% of dry eye is evaporative in nature and a result of meibomian gland dysfunction. Based on this information...