Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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Dry Eye Disease (DED)
DED is a chronic condition that affects 1 out of 3 adults in North America. This condition generally starts with mild symptoms like occasional watery eyes, intermittent blurry vision that clears or blurs while blinking, discomfort with contact lenses. It can progress to chronic red, burning, itchy, eyes with severe pain and discomfort that it interferes with daily routines and activities. Light sensitivity even in moderate indoor lighting can be problematic. When left untreated can lead to extreme outcomes like scarring of the meibomian (oil) glands, cornea, and or the surrounding tissue. Some eye surgeries can leave patients with a more progressive type of DED and may only be apparent years after their procedure.