DISEASE & MANAGEMENT
Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions
Contact Lens & Eyeware
Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)
Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)
Eyelid Bump / Swelling
Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain
Flashes or Floaters in Vision
Glasses & Eyeware
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Loss of Vision
Retinal Tear & Detachment
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the American Academy of Optometry, in normal conditions, our eyes regularly make tears to stay moist. If our eyes become irritated, or if we cry, our eyes make more tears than usual. In other situations, our eyes don't make enough tears or something can affect the layers of the tear film. In those cases, we end up with dry eye.
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TYPES OF DRY EYE
• Evaporative Dry Eye - Evaporative dry eye (EDE) is the most common form of dry eye syndrome. Caused by a lack of quality tears, its' usually caused by a blockage of the oil glands that line the margins of your eyelids.
Common symptoms include grittiness, like there is sand in your eyes, a stinging sensation, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and eye fatigue.
• Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye - This type of dry eye occurs when you don't produce enough tears. It causes eye pain, redness, and vision problems. While causes could range from age to your immune system attacking your body rather than helping it.
TYPES OF TESTS
Tear Osmolarity (Tear Lab)
Tear Quantity & Volume
Anterior Segment Evaluation
Meibomian Gland Assessment and Expression
Identifying the underlying cause of dry eye and any associated co-morbidities is the key to successful management of dry eye. Your optometrist at the Illinois Eye Institute will make the appropriate treatment recommendation based on the examination findings and severity of your dry eye. Types of dry eye treatment range from tear supplements, tear film stabilizers, medical therapy, punctal inserts, nutritional supplements, lid therapy, and in-office therapies such as Meibomian Gland Expression and BlephEx.
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
SERVICE AREAS PROVIDING TREATMENT
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