Dry Eye Clinic
Dry eye disease is a chronic condition that many people are living with. At Emerald Hills Eye Care, our doctors thoroughly assess your eyelids, the quality of your tears, oil glands, and cornea to determine if you are suffering from dry eye disease. Symptoms of dry eye can vary greatly and include burning, itching, redness, burning, grittiness, watering, blurry vision and even headaches.
86% of dry eye disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). These meibomian glands are located within the eyelids and produce an oil that protects the tears on the eye. This thin oil layer prevents the tears from evaporating and keeps the eye lubricated. Over time, the oils in these glands can thicken and can cause blockages of the glands from within resulting in reduced oil production, poor quality oils and eyelid inflammation. Many things can cause these glands to become dysfunctional including blepharitis (eyelash dandruff), medications, age, hormones, increased screen time, and even our climate.
We are proud to offer advanced treatments for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction at our office. Call our office today to schedule your dry eye consult!
You can request an appointment online one of our team members will contact you within 1 business day to confirm your appointment time and date. You can also call us at 587 269-3239 during regular office hours to book your appointment.Book an appointment