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

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.

 

Contact lens wear

Two million individuals abandon soft contact lens wear altogether every year. Nearly 50% of these contact lens "dropouts" attribute dryness and discomfort as the primary reasons.

Refractive eye surgeries

Dry eye is the most common complaint or adverse event after LASIK.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

TearLab Osmolarity System

Tear Lab – The EyeClinic by Dr Cheryl Lee

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

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.

 

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

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

What are Meibomian glands and their functions?

First, we need to understand what our Meibomian glands do for us. They are located at the rim of our upper and lower eyelids, producing lipids (known as meibum) to lubricate and prevent evaporation of our tears. 

Did you know…

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) has been found to cause 45-65% of dry eyes symptoms. It is also the most common cause of dry eye disease (DED), but yet, usually left undiagnosed! 

 

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)?

MGD happens when Meibomian glands do not secret sufficient meibum to lubricate our tear film, or hypersecretion of meibum occurs. Hypersecretion happens during infrequent blinking while using digital devices or reading. Infrequent blinking causes less lubrication across the eyes, thus stimulating Meibomian glands to produce excessive meibum, resulting in blockage of glands overtime.

How does E-Eye treat MGD?

E-Eye does not directly affect the Meibomian glands. It uses patented Intense Regulated Pulse Light (IRPL) which are adjusted to stimulate our nerves and unblock the Meibomian glands to return to their normal functions.

 

When should treatment sessions be done to achieve optimal results? 

To see good results and achieve high success, 3 treatments are needed. 86% of patients do get better!

Treatment sessions should be done on: 

  • Day 1
  • Day 15 (2 weeks after) 
  • Day 45 (1 month after)

Why choose E-Eye? 

  • No pain 
  • No redness
  • It is not a surgery
  • Done in clinic  
  • Non-invasive
  • No down time, you can resume work and social activities immediately after treatment!

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 are Meibomian glands and their functions?

First, we need to understand what our Meibomian glands do for us. They are located at the rim of our upper and lower eyelids, producing lipids (known as meibum) to lubricate and prevent evaporation of our tears. 

Did you know…

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) has been found to cause 45-65% of dry eyes symptoms. It is also the most common cause of dry eye disease (DED), but yet, usually left undiagnosed! 

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)?

MGD happens when Meibomian glands do not secret sufficient meibum to lubricate our tear film, or hypersecretion of meibum occurs. Hypersecretion happens during infrequent blinking while using digital devices or reading. Infrequent blinking causes less lubrication across the eyes, thus stimulating Meibomian glands to produce excessive meibum, resulting in blockage of glands overtime.

How does E-Eye treat MGD?

E-Eye does not directly affect the Meibomian glands. It uses patented Intense Regulated Pulse Light (IRPL) which are adjusted to stimulate our nerves and unblock the Meibomian glands to return to their normal functions.

 

When should treatment sessions be done to achieve optimal results? 

To see good results and achieve high success, 3 treatments are needed. 86% of patients do get better!

Treatment sessions should be done on: 

  • Day 1
  • Day 15 (2 weeks after) 
  • Day 45 (1 month after)

Why choose E-Eye? 

  • No pain 
  • No redness
  • It is not a surgery
  • Done in clinic  
  • Non-invasive
  • No down time, you can resume work and social activities immediately after treatment!

Find out more on other treatment methods here