Dry Eye Clinic


We offer a dedicated “Dry Eye Clinic” run by Sarah Nussbaum  Optometrist who is an accredited Dry Eye Consultant.  At this clinic Sarah deals with all aspects of Dry Eye including Dry Eye Syndrome, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Blepharitis and Lid Hygiene.  


What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye means that your eyes may not be making enough tears, that the tears which are being produced are of poor quality or that the tears that are produced evaporate away. The normal function of tears is to keep the surface of the eye wet and lubricated so any shortage of tears or reduction in their quality can produce a gritty, burning sensation of the eyes and can also disturb vision.

The symptoms of Dry Eye syndrome may include:

  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Burning, stinging or itching
  • Gritty feeling
  • Irritation from wind or smoke   
  • Blurred or smeary vision
  • Dryness           
  • Tired eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Excessive watering
  • Photophobia (sensitivity to light)


Treatment for Dry Eye

 As part of your treatment for dry eye you may be recommended Hyabak® or Thealoz Duo® Preservative-free eye drops.

                                                                  

Hyabak® to Hydrate and Lubricate

As natural as tears… The best of both worlds: Hypotonic Sodium Hyaluronate and Preservative-free. Hyabak® multi-dose eye drops contain 0.15% sodium hyaluronate for long lasting relief from eye discomfort and dry feeling eyes. Sodium hyaluronate offers optimal water retention because it acts like a sponge, retaining water and releasing it progressively. These ‘intelligent’ drops flow when you blink and retain a clear surface when your eye is still.

 Thealoz Duo® to Hydrate and Protect

Thealoz Duo® Preservative-free eye drops are a new concept in Dry Eye management that comes from nature. It has a novel mode of action which may enable trehalose to address different causes of dryness. Thealoz Duo® works by protecting the cells of the cornea and conjunctiva and giving resistance to dryness.

 How to use:  1 drop in each eye as often as necessary.  Can be used whilst wearing contact lenses.


Blepharitis/Lid Hygiene

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?

  • Crusty debris in the lashes
  • Red eyelid margins
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchy and or swollen eyelids
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensations
  • Tearing
  • Foreign body sensations
  • Dryness


Treatment for Blepharitis/Lid Hygiene

As part of your treatment for Blepharitis hot compresses may be advised and the MGDRx® EyeBag developed by Mr Teffi James Consultant Ophthalmologist is available in store.  You may also be recommended Blephasol,  Blephaclean, or Blephagel PF for cleaning the lids.  Developing a regular routine of eye hygiene is essential in the treatment of Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) as it tends to recur and rarely disappears completely. It is important that you clean your eyelids every day, whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms. You should consider it part of your daily routine, like showering or brushing your teeth.

All of the products below are Preservative Free

                                


Blephasol®
is an aqueous cleansing solution designed to be used by Blepharitis patients for daily eyelid hygiene. This process is key to the management of the condition. Blephasol® is convenient because there are no preparation steps prior to application and no need to rinse after use.

Blephaclean® wipes are impregnated with an aqueous solution designed to hydrate, repair and soothe the skin. They are ideal for daily eyelid hygiene. Blephaclean® wipes are particularly convenient because you do not need additional cosmetic pads or gauzes; there are no preparation steps prior to application and no need to rinse after use.

Blephagel®PF  is an eye care product for the daily hygiene of sensitive eyelids. Its formula is suitable for cleansing desquamated and impurity soiled eyelid edges. Blephagel® is non-greasy gel that properly cleanses eyelids, mucus and squamae congested eyelash roots.

 

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