What is dry eye?
Ocular surface disease, also known as Dry Eye, comes in many forms and levels of severity. Once thought to be caused by simple tear production insufficiency that could be managed with artificial tear supplementation, advances in research and medicine have clearly demonstrated that dry eye is much more complex. Proper management of ocular surface disease requires extensive exam, diagnostics, and experienced clinicians.
Does dry impact my cataract surgery? LASIK surgery?
Patients seeking outstanding outcomes from cataract and LASIK surgery must have a pristine ocular surface in order to improve accuracy of preoperative measurements and to achieve the best possible outcomes postoperatively. The tear film is the first point of contact for light and a critical component of our optical system.
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One of the primary causes of ocular surface disease is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Lipiflow is the first FDA approved device to treat MGD.