Dry Eye Clinic
Dry Eye Syndrome
A common issue that affects millions of Americans
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Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye symptoms can be quite complex, often interfering with daily activities. Left untreated, dry eye can lead to more serious problems such as corneal ulcers and scarring. One of the most common symptoms of dry eye is, ironically, excessive watering of the eyes. This occurs because tear production can go into overdrive when the eye feels dry. Other common symptoms include burning, scratching and mild to moderate irritation. Dry eye symptoms can also mimic eye allergies.
- Dryness or irritation
- Excessive Tearing
- Discomfort and irritation
- Itching or a burning sensation
- Foreign body object
- sensations, i.e., something in the eye
- Sensitivity to light
Louisiana Eye and Laser offers our Central Louisiana patients multiple diagnosis and treatment option including the LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager and LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System. This system can help diagnose and treat the most common form of dry eye called meibomian gland disease, also known as evaporative dry eye. LipiFlow® allows our team of dry eye experts to treat the cause of dry eye, not just the symptoms. Your meibomian glands are responsible for producing oil, which helps seal in the watery tears of the aqueous layer. When the meibomian glands become clogged, oil production comes to a halt, allowing your eye’s tears to evaporate away. LipiFlow® works by using state-of-the-art thermal pulsation and warm pressure to help clear and revitalize the meibomian glands, allowing for healthy oil / lipid production. In clinical studies, the large majority of patients that underwent LipiFlow® saw significant improvement in their symptoms.