Dry eye is a significant condition which can impact on quality of life, comfort and vision.
Fluid coating the eye consists of oils and water called the tear film. If these become imbalanced, we can develop dry eyes.
Treatment is aimed at restoring the balance of the whole tear film.
Symptoms can include any of the following:
Sore, itchy, stinging eyes.
Sensitivity on windy days.
Glands in the eyelids
We offer a dry eye clinic service at our Wyndham clinic
Australian Eye Specialists offers a dry eye clinic service at its Wyndham clinic.
A typical consultation at Dry Eye Victoria, our dry eye clinic, involves examination of the tear film with a non-invasive camera known as the Keratograph 5M. The technology allows us to evaluate the factors contributing to the imbalance.
Intense pulse light therapy is available at Dry Eye Victoria, our dry eye clinic. IPL therapy is used to treat a form of dry eye caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction. This quick procedure consists of 5 light pulses to each side of the face over the cheekbone, followed by a warm mask applied for 15 minutes to improve circulation and oil secretion flow.