Dry eye disease (DED) occurs when the eye cannot produce tears adequately or maintain proper moisture on its surface. The condition is characterized by persistent eye redness, a gritty or sandy feeling in the eyes, itchiness, and a burning or stinging sensation. Prolonged DED can have significant effects on vision and overall wellness, leading to discomfort, blurred vision and scarring of the cornea and the ocular surface.
To treat dry eye, our clinic in Dubai offers a range of advanced therapies and specialized care to alleviate the symptoms and enhance the visual well-being of patients with this condition.
Treatment options for dry eye disease
Eyelid Hygiene – Taking extra care to clean the eyelids to remove the buildup of debris in the eyelashes can help reduce irritation, blepharitis and dysfunction of the meibomian gland. The meibomian gland’s oil layer keeps tears from evaporating and lubricates the eyelid area, allowing for a smooth movement of the eyelids.
Artificial Tears – These provide temporary relief and soothe the eyes. However, artificial tears can increase the possibility of infection as they can wash away the natural infection-fighting tear film of the eye.
Punctal Occlusion – In cases of persistent dry eye syndrome, the best solution may be punctal occlusion. Here, your dry eye specialist or ophthalmologist will close off the tear drainage system by inserting a device into the tear duct. This procedure preserves the natural tears around the eyes for longer periods.
Early intervention and cataract treatment in our Dubai clinic using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, can minimize the risk of permanent vision problems.