CONDITIONS

DISEASE & MANAGEMENT

Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions

Cataracts

Cornea Cross-Linking

Contact Lens & Eyeware

Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)

Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)

 

Developmental Disability

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes

Double Vision

Dry Eye

Electrophysiology

Eyelid Bump / Swelling

Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain

Flashes or Floaters in Vision

Glaucoma

Glasses & Eyeware

Keratoconus Management

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Loss of Vision

Macular Degeneration

Myopia Management

Occupational Therapy

Ocularmotor Dysfunction

Ocular Prosthetics

Optic Neuritis

 

Red Eye

Retinal Tear & Detachment

Refractive Error

Strabismus & Amblyopia

Traumatic Brain Injury

Trauma

Vision Disorders

Vision Rehabilitation

 

DRY EYE

DESCRIPTION

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.

For a detailed report about dry eye, click here.

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

TREATMENT

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

Fill out both of these forms before you arrive:

OSDI Questionnaire

DEQ-5 Questionnaire

SERVICE AREAS PROVIDING TREATMENT

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Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence

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3241 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

312.225.6200

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