9 November 2014 | Eyecare Partners
The eyelids contain glands that produce oil that is secreted into the tears. The glands are called meibomian glands and the oil they produce is called meibum. Insufficient oil in the tears or poor quality oil contributes to the eyes becoming dry. This type of dry eye is known as Evaporative Dry Eye.
26 October 2014 | Eyecare Partners
Tears are made up of water and other substances such as salts, mucus and oil. In Dry Eye Syndrome, tears often become more 'salty' due to a reduction in the watery molecules. These 'saltier' tears are referred to as being 'hyper-osmolar'.
12 October 2014 | Eyecare Partners
Many people have been told that they suffer from blepharitis, which is a condition which affects the eyelids, causing soreness, redness, crusting and swelling of the lid margin. It is a very common cause of red, burning, dry, watery, gritty eyes and contributes to infections such as repeated lid styes and cysts. Some types of blepharitis are curable, but many cases are chronic (long term) and incurable and requires on-going treatment.
3 September 2014 | Eyecare Partners
If yes, then you may be suffering from Sjögren's Syndrome. Some people who suffer from dry eyes, do so because they have an underlying auto-immune disorder. Sjögren's Syndrome is one such disorder that is frequently missed and under diagnosed as its symptoms often mimic other conditions. Sjögren's can therefore often be overlooked or misdiagnosed.