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Dry Eye

WHAT IS MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION (MGD)?

2020-06-07T19:12:49-07:00

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common eye condition when the meibomian glands in your lids are clogged or have been compromised by chronic inflammation, demodex infestation, long-term use of contact lenses or failure to blink regularly when using digital device use without breaks. When blocked, the meibomian glands secrete too little or no oil [...]

WHAT IS MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION (MGD)?2020-06-07T19:12:49-07:00

WHAT IS DEMODEX?

2020-05-15T09:47:57-07:00

Demodex refers to 2 types of microscopic eyelash mites that live on humans: Demodex folliculorum, which live within hair follicles on eyelashes Demodex brevis, which live in sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin around the eyes Most of the time, these mites are harmless and will go unnoticed.  However, when they multiply and their [...]

WHAT IS DEMODEX?2020-05-15T09:47:57-07:00

WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?

2020-06-10T11:23:05-07:00

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids in which they become red, irritated and itchy and dandruff-like scales form on the eyelashes.  It is a common eye disorder caused by either bacteria, a skin condition (such as dandruff of the scalp or rosacea) or demodex (eyelashes mites).  It can affect people of all ages.  Although [...]

WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?2020-06-10T11:23:05-07:00

HOW DO YOU KEEP TEAR FILM STABLE?

2020-09-28T16:56:30-07:00

The tear film is a complex system that is comprised of the: Mucin layer:  this mucous layer provides a “sticky” foundation and acts as a barrier to the eye surface Aqueous layer:  this "watery" layer is produced by the lacrimal glands and provides moisture to the eye Lipid layer:  this "oily" layer is produced by [...]

HOW DO YOU KEEP TEAR FILM STABLE?2020-09-28T16:56:30-07:00

WHY IS A STABLE TEAR FILM IMPORTANT?

2020-05-24T01:21:05-07:00

Tear film has 2 very important functions: Visual:  ensure you have crisp and stable vision by keeping the surface of your eye moist, smooth and clear so that light can be easily focused onto the inside of your eye.  If you ever felt letters are dancing around, you have experienced unstable tear film. Protective:  maintain [...]

WHY IS A STABLE TEAR FILM IMPORTANT?2020-05-24T01:21:05-07:00

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?

2020-03-05T04:16:39-08:00

Dry Eye is caused primarily by: Unstable or poor quality tear film, also called Evaporative Dry Eye (EDE) Insufficient tears, also called Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye (ADE) Other factors may also contribute to dry eyes symptoms: Age - dry eyes are a part of the natural aging process.  The majority of people over age 65 [...]

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?2020-03-05T04:16:39-08:00
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