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Category: Dry eyes

Xerophthalmia - What is That?
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Xerophthalmia – What is That?

The word xerophthalmia comes from two Greek words that together spell out “dry eyes” – hence another name for the disorder being “dry eye syndrome”. Whilst the word is used to describe exactly that condition of dry eyes, those in the optical profession use the term medically to cover a range of things that can […]

Treating Your Eye Strain & Computer Vision Syndrome
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Treating Your Eye Strain & Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome is a common eye condition that is manifested by the following symptoms: a burning or stinging feeling in your eye, photophobia and dryness of the eye. As the name suggests, it usually occurs in people who use the computer excessively.  Most people will relate this to Eye Strain. Computer vision syndrome is […]

What LipiFlow Does for Your Dry Eyes
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What LipiFlow Does for Your Dry Eyes

Dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction are common eye conditions. When you are suffering from dry eyes, you tend to exhibit the following symptoms: •    Dry, gritty and irritated eyes. •    Blurred vision. •    Sensitivity to sunlight. •    Symptoms worsen when you read, drive or use the computer for prolonged periods of time. These symptoms […]

Discovering Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
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Discovering Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian gland dysfunction is an eye condition that is also known as MGD, meibomianitis, meibomitis or lid margin disease. Our meibomian glands are located in our eyelids. These glands are responsible for releasing the lipid or oily layer of our tear film that are crucial in preventing rapid evaporation of our tears. However, there are […]

How to View Computer Vision Syndrome
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How to View Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome is a group of eye-related problems caused by prolonged computer use. While it may be a common condition, very few people actually bother to know what it is all about. With our increased dependence on computers, it’s essential to know basic facts about Computer Vision Syndrome. This condition has reached epidemic proportions. […]

Getting Rid of Mild Dry Eyes
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Getting Rid of Mild Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common and chronic condition that occurs when your body does not produce sufficient tears necessary to nourish and lubricate your eye or if it produces tears of poor quality.  Poor  Tears are essential for clear vision and they make the front surface of your eye healthy as they wash away foreign […]