Tag: Dry eye

What Can Be Done About Dry Eye Disease

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. It is also exacerbated in the cooler months. There are many contributing factors, so treatment requires multiple approaches. We used to believe dry eye was merely a decrease in tear production. We thought that by increasing lubrication alone… Read More


Its Winter time and Dry Eye Season is Here!

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem. It becomes even more prevalent as we age. It is also exacerbated in the cooler months. There are many contributing factors, so treatment requires multiple approaches. We used to believe dry eye was merely a decrease in tear production. We thought that by increasing lubrication alone… Read More


Learning about Bladeless LASIK and what to do about Dry Eye Disease, The Official LASIK Provider for the New York Mets

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When you think of LASIK, our new state-of-the-art LASIK center has bladeless and custom technology. The Bladeless LASIK center is strictly temperature and humidity controlled. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, our Customvue/idesign mapping system creates a unique fingerprint of your visual system much like the fingerprint on your hand. This information is… Read More


Dry Eye Disease can often result in discomfort and visual difficulty

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Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many factors. This is in part due to the fact that the tear layer of your eyes has three different components. The inner most layer is the mucoid layer created largely by goblet cells within the conjunctiva, the thin, clear lining of the eye an inner aspect of… Read More


What’s new for dry eye in 2017?

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Dry eye disease is a multifactorial condition. Symptoms of this illness include blurred vision, eye pain, and red eye, just to list a few. The condition may be quite variable in presentation. Patients may have one or more symptoms, which may vary as the day goes on. It typically flares in the winter when the… Read More


Addressing Dry Eye in the Winter

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Dry eye often worsens this time of year. There is less humidity in the air and we spend more time indoors constantly exposed to dry heat. It is very common and can be a very uncomfortable, debilitating disease. The symptoms include itching, burning, redness, tearing, foreign body sensation, and fluctuating vision. It is more common… Read More


The Association between Winter and Dry Eyes

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Chronic dry eye can be a debilitating eye condition that can potentially become very difficult to treat. The doctors of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, have state of the art equipment available to them to help them evaluate and treat this chronic problem. Dry eye is a very common problem. It tends… Read More


Dry eye disease is far more common than you think

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Dry Eyes are a common disorder affecting anywhere between six to ten million people in the United States. Put another way this problem affects as many as eleven percent of adult males and seventeen percent of females. Since dry eyes are primarily a disease of middle age and older, these rates will certainly increase over… Read More


Tearing eyes as the weather gets cooler

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Chronic dry eye can be a debilitating eye condition that can potentially become very difficult to treat. The doctors of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, have state of the art equipment available to them to help them evaluate and treat this chronic problem. Dry eye is a very common problem. It tends… Read More


FDA approves a new drug to treat the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye

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A new prescription drop was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye syndrome for adults age 18 and older. It’s called Xiidra, (lifitegrast 5%, Shire) and it is a drop that is used twice a day to relieve the signs (such as corneal staining) and symptoms… Read More


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