Did you know Dry Eye is the cause of other ocular symptoms?

  • Eyestrain
  • Itching
  • Red eyes
  • Pain
  • Blur [usually comes and goes]
  • Lid crusting [sometimes stuck closed in upon waking].
  • Headaches

Dry Eye has become increasingly prevalent over the last decade. Increased use of Cell phones, Tablets, and Computer demands both at home and work have caused significant rise in symptoms. Systemic disease such as Arthritis, Diabetes, and Sjogren’s can contribute to dry eye. Many medications including Birth Control, HRT and Antihistamines impact the ocular surface. Air pollution both indoors and out (heaters, old buildings, pet dander, tobacco, exhaust) can compound the effects of this condition. These factors have made treating Dry Eye more complex!

DRY EYE PAGE keratograph5mOver-the-counter “Drops” usually offers only temporary relief. Some brands may make it worse!

Dr. Psaltis provides the latest in Dry Eye Diagnostics with special imaging software to evaluate all aspects of Eyelid and Tear flow dynamics. This technology permits him to analyze Eyelid and Tear gland function. He will then determine the best treatment based on your symptoms, tear data analysis, and systemic health.

Most Dry Eye issues start with a reduced function of the Tear Glands, particularly the Meibomian Glands -which supply the outer “lipid layer” of tears. This keeps the tears from evaporating between blinks. Over 86% of dry eye is caused by insufficient function of these glands.

As time goes on, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction [ or MGD] decreases production of quality tears. Eventually these glands become hardened and clogged. Untreated, these glands become infected causing lumps, bumps and styes. Eventually, atrophy of these glands results in permanent dry eye symptoms both reducing vision and quality-of-life.

Warm compresses help – but are not nearly strong enough. Our practice offers a state-of-the-art treatment to preserve the remaining glands and help regenerate this all-important lipid tear layer.

Please view the LIPIFLOW video below to see how it works!

lipiflow video

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3801 Kennett Pike Building A, Ste. 102
Greenville, Delaware 19807

(302) 777-4794


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