Dry Eyes

 

Fed up with red, painful, itchy eyes? Can't wear your contact lenses for long anymore? 

The understanding of dry eyes have changed so much in the last year. Let us share with you more.

 What happens if we leave dry eyes untreated?

Not only is it uncomfortable and unattractive but more of concern is that in the long term it can cause damage and scarring to the cornea and conjunctiva. A natural, healthy tear film is essential to fight infection and to provide nourishment vital for clear vision. That is why you must not ignore the condition. You should find out the underlying cause of your dry eyes and get it treated properly.

Dry Eye Treatment in Singapore – The EyeClinic by Dr Cheryl Lee

If you are a contact lens wearer or have had LASIK procedure done, these are some of the common causes of Dry Eyes which many do not know about. Therefore, it is important for us to understand the cause of your Dry Eyes so as to advise on the appropriate treatment options tailored to your needs. 

 

Treatments will depend on the cause

Dry eye treatment requires your patience and cooperation with our eye team. It can take up to 1 month to see the results as the rumbling underlying culprit has to be treated.

TearLab Osmolarity System

Tear Lab – The EyeClinic by Dr Cheryl Lee

There have been many groundbreaking advancements in diagnosing dry eyes, and a comprehensive eye examination plays a crucial role in this process.

The EyeClinic is proud to be the FIRST in Asia to utilise TearLab osmolarity system for diagnosis of dry eye!

My eyes feel dry with my contact lens, I am thinking of LASIK. Will it make it worse?

Dry eyes is the most common complication after LASIK procedure.

Dry eyes may occur and can worsen after LASIK because 

  1. Corneal nerves which stimulate tear secretion are cut during the creation of the corneal flap
  2. Goblet cells which produce mucin that is important for tear film stability are devitalized

DO YOU KNOW?

A leading cause of dry eyes is due to blocked glands in our eyelids. This causes an imbalance of the tear film on the surface of our eye. 

Read on to find out how dry eyes due to blocked glands can be treated with cutting-edge technology available at The EyeClinic!

E-Eye is an innovative treatment for dry eye due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as Meibomitis. It stimulates the meibomian glands to produce better quality lipid layer in our tear film. This prevents evaporation of the tears and also restores a smooth tear film surface which improves symptoms as well as tear quality.

Read on to find out how E-Eye works, and how it will help you with your dry eyes.