When we visit the eye doctor we expect to sit through several highly controlled physical exams. We read the letters off the chart on the wall with one eye open and one eye closed. We sit patiently through the one with the little puff of air, but how prepared are you for the candid conversation with your eye care professional about the current state of your ocular health? This conversation can actually reveal health concerns that go unnoticed during the physical components of your exam.
March is National Save Your Vision Month. It’s a time for all of us to give our ocular health extra consideration. In this article we are going to discuss several changes you can make right now to save your vision and maintain ocular surface health.
Untreated dry eye disease (DED) and/or ocular surface disease (OSD) can significantly impact visual outcomes after laser vision correction, such as cataract and LASIK surgery. According to Eric Donnenfeld, MD individuals older than 70 years have an almost 100% chance of having meibomian gland disease, and many also have aqueous deficiency dry eye.
For years, the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress has been helping patients overcome the symptoms of dry eye disease. We are excited to release the next must-have product for in-home eye care. The Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Sheets work in conjunction with the Moist Heat Eye Compress to increase the efficacy of eye care.
With hundreds of blood pressure medications on the market, it would be impossible to keep track of the possible adverse side effects of them all. It is possible that the medications you’re taking to deal with your blood pressure issues are causing your dry eye disease symptoms.
Styes are a relatively common eye affliction in the United States affecting about 200,000 individuals a year. Often caused by a bacterial infection, they are characterized as a small, red lump on, or under the eyelid. In many cases, styes can be effectively treated at home.
Blepharitis typically causes the eyelids to swell right at the base of the eyelashes, causing eyes to become red, itchy, irritated and sensitive. If you were recently diagnosed with Blepharitis you are no stranger to the discomfort that it can cause. In this article we are going to discuss use of the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress to relieve your painful Blepharitis symptoms.
Dry Eye Disease is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning it affects sufferers on a daily basis, and will continue to advance if not sufficiently treated. Below is a detailed look at each of the four stages of Dry Eye Disease, as identified by Sanjay N. Rao, MD, and suggested treatment regimens.
For millions of people around the country, managing chronic dry eye disease can be a huge inconvenience to their everyday lives. Just as chronic pain treatment often involves at-home therapy, chronic dry eye must also be tended to on a regular, individual basis. Bruder Healthcare has developed products and technologies that make at-home care easy, effective, and simple.
Although perhaps it seems obvious, there is a significant correlation between abnormal blink rate and chronic dry eye disease. Many patients with a decreased blink rate complain of suffering from typical dry eye symptoms, such as burning and itchiness. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the correlation between dry eye and lowered blink rate is becoming more and more prevalent as certain kinds of eye strain, such as the overuse of computer screens, gains traction around the world.
Chronic dry eye affects millions of people all over the US and the world. The condition arises when the tears do not provide enough moisture to the eyes. There are two primary affectations of the disease: aqueous tear deficiency (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca), in which the eyes don’t produce enough tears; and excessive evaporative loss, in which tears evaporate faster than normal. When tears can’t effectively protect the surface of the eye, dry spots are created that cause pain and irritation. Both types of chronic dry eye produce symptoms that are important to recognize and treat.
Although contact lenses do not directly cause dry eye disease, they are one of the leading causes of further irritation to your eyes after the disease has developed. They can, however, cause contact lens-induced dry eye, a condition that causes similar symptoms caused by the chronic disease. If you are a lense wearer who also suffers from dry eye symptoms, learning how to manage the irritation and pain that this combination may cause you should take top priority.
One of the primary causes of chronic dry eye disease is tear hyperosmolarity. The Definition and Classification Subcommittee of the 2007 International Dry Eye Workshop defines dry eye disease as “a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface.”
Chronic Dry Eye Disease is a condition of the eye in which an insufficient amount of tears are produced, or the quality of the tears produced is poor and they evaporate too quickly. The result? Dry, itchy, burning eyes! Unfortunately, millions of people around the world suffer from chronic dry eye. And, given the nature and definition of a chronic disease, it is an incurable condition. However, with the right products and care, chronic dry eye disease can be easily managed and tolerated.