Diagnosis & Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Your optometrist can diagnose which type of dry eye you may have. At Sault Optometry Clinic our dry eye evaluations consist of carefully examining the lids & lashes, the tear film layer, the tear glands (meibomian glands) as well as taking your underlying medical conditions and working environment into consideration. We have the latest technology (Oculus Keratograph 5M) to accurately diagnose the type of dry eye you are suffering from. This allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you. 

 

Whether you have aqueous deficient dry eye, lipid layer deficiency, blepharitis, recurrent corneal erosions or Sjogrens, we can help. We offer more than a recommendation of using artificial tears. 

 

You will leave with a personalized report with a treatment plan that will work to help relieve your dry eye symptoms. More importantly, you will leave with the knowledge of why your eyes are dry and what you and your optometrist can do to help with your symptoms. 

Most patients have multiple factors which can cause their dry eyes - there is no one size fits all for successful dry eye management and treatment.

Call (705-759-1985) or e-mail the clinic today for your dry eye assessment. 

 

Potential treatments for each diagnosis include and are not limited to: 

 

Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye (Not enough tears)

Punctal Plugs

Tranquileyes or DERM mask at night

Restasis or Xiidra prescription medication 

Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements

Lifestyle modifications 

Lipiflow Treatment

Artificial tears during the day as needed

Ophthalmic ointment at night as needed

 

Sjogrens

Punctal Plugs

Tranquileyes or DERM mask at night

Restasis or Xiidra prescription medication 

Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements

Lifestyle modifications

Artificial tears during the day as needed

Ophthalmic ointment at night as needed

Lipid Layer Deficient Dry Eye/Blepharitis (Poor Quality Tears)

Tranquil-eyes XL or DERM mask at night

In-office heat and expression of the meibomian glands 

LipiFlow treatment

Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements

Lifestyle modifications 

Artificial tears during the day as needed

Ophthalmic ointment at night as needed

 

Rosacea

Punctal Plugs

Tranquileyes or DERM mask at night

Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment (not offered at our clinic, more information found here)

Lifestyle modifications 

LipiFlow Treatment

Artificial tears during the day as needed

Ophthalmic ointment at night as needed

 

CPAP Patients

Ophthalmic ointment

Eye Seals 4.0 chamber mask 

 

Allergies

Prescription allergy drops

Omega 3 supplements 

Lifestyle modifications 

Artificial tears during the day as needed

Ophthalmic ointment at night as needed

All these recommendations are for patients who have been diagnosed with dry eye and have seen their eye care professional for a comprehensive exam. It is imperative that the full health of the eye and any additional ocular pathology be examined before starting any dry eye regimen.

The information provided here is to allow you to have a enhanced converation with your optometrist about dry eye and potential treatments. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us at mydryeyecanada@gmail.com

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