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The Bochner Eye Institute Establishes a Tertiary Dry Eye Clinic

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The Bochner Eye Institute Establishes a Tertiary Dry Eye Clinic

The Bochner Eye Institute has established a comprehensive Dry Eye Clinic by Raymond Stein

Detailed tear film analysis is performed to establish the cause of an underlying dry eye condition. Differentiation can then be made between a primary aqueous deficient dry eye versus meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) also know as an evaporative dry eye.

Identifying the cause of the dry eye can allow a customized treatment plan. Restasis will be prescribed at the Clinic for aqueous deficient dry eye, in addition to lubricating drops, gels, and ointments. An internist will be consulted for a comprehensive medical evaluation for patients that have Sjogren’s disease. This is an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eye and dry mouth

Patients that have MGD will be offered the new LipiFlow treatment to reduce blockage and enhance meibomian gland secretions. The LipiFlow’s single-use eyepiece allows controlled application of warmth and massage to the eyelids, treating the affected meibomian glands in the upper and lower lids simultaneously. The device is designed to facilitate removal of the meibomian gland blockage without damage to glands or negative impact to delicate structures of the eye. Opening the blocked eyelid glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids needed for the tear film.

For further information or to arrange a consultation please contact the Bochner Eye Institute at 416-932-1100.

Dry Eye References from the Bochner Eye Institute
Stein R, Stein H. Dry Eyes. The Ophthalmic Assistant, 8th edition, Elsevier Mosby, 2006, pages 402 to 204.

Stein R, Hurwitz J. Lacrimal Secretion. The Lacrimal System, Lippincott-Raven Publishers 1996, Chapter 8, pages 41 to 46.

Stein R, Hurwitz J. Dry Eye. The Lacrimal System, Lippincott-Raven Publishers 1996, Chapter 21, pages 113 to 116.

Stein R, Stein H. Dry Eyes. The Ophthalmic Assistant, 9th edition, Elsevier Mosby, In Press, 2012.

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