The dry eye clinic aims to help remove or reduce the symptoms above by patients attending a dedicated clinic for DRY EYES. These clinics involve a detailed assessment of symptoms and ocular surface disease resulting in an individually designed plan with personal attention to method and treatment of ocular surface disease.
Up to 30% of people in their 50s experience dry eye syndrome, and the condition becomes more common with age. It’s responsible for 1 in 20 eye problems reported to GPs and can develop at any age, although is more common amongst older people.
“It’s a very common condition, particularly affecting women over 40,” adds optometrist Nigel Oldbury.”Typical symptoms include dry, gritty, sore eyes, often accompanied by some crusting around the eye lashes and the whites of the eyes looking red and tired. And if it’s ignored and not treated, dry eye can lead to chronic discomfort.
It may be slightly painful, and can sometimes make vision smeary. However, there are rare cases where severe untreated dry eye syndrome can cause visual impairment and scarring of the eye surface.”
There are a number of causes of dry eye, each of which are best suited to specific types of management regimes and/or drops. The best way to know which one is best suited to you is to discuss the options with a visit to your optometrist.
Dry eyes can be caused by a multitude of factors. Unfortunately most opticians do not have the equipment necessary to really get to the root of the problem and simply just advise people to “use drops” . We are not “most opticians”! We have equipment to not only fully assess the function of your tears and what exactly might be missing , but also fully assess the eyelids and the oil secreting glands that are key to keeping the surface of the eye healthy.
From here we can find the exact underlying cause and create an tailored regime that perfect for you. Whether that be blocked tears ducts that may require lacrimal syringing or blepharitis requiring Blephex treatment we have a solution.
We have helped thousands of people across Macclesfield and Cheshire with our dedicated DRY EYE services . Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or simply fill in our dry eye questionnaire.
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