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Dry Mouth Survival Guide

You walk into a party reception room and are greeted with trays of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Everyone is encouraging you to try them, but you can’t. First you need to get to the bar on the opposite side of the room so you can get a glass of water to thelp the food go down. […]

Dry Eyes and Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s Syndrome and Dry Eye. Many Canadians suffer from dry eye. There are two major causes of dry eye: decreased lacrimal tear secretion and loss of tears due to evaporation which can result in symptoms of irritation, blurring, grittiness, burning and dryness. Dry eye is a hallmark symptom of Sjögren’s syndrome. Sjögren’s is a serious […]

Meibomian Glands and Evaluation of Lipid Layer in Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients

Infra-red Imaging of Meibomian Glands and Evaluation of Lipid Layer in Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients. Sjogren’s Syndrome has been defined as an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and destruction of sweat, salivary and tear glands. Dry eye and Sjogren’s Syndrome occurs primarly in women, particularly during or post-menopause. Although the mechanism as to why this correlation […]

What are Dry Eyes ?

What are dry eyes ? What is eye dryness ? Dr. Ashley O’Dwyer is explaining it in a very clear and simple way in this video.   What is eye dryness ? What does it mean ? If you’re blinking and your vision is changing upon the blink, a lot of that’s due to that […]

Rosacea and ocular rosacea

Did you know that the vast majority of people with rosacea face skin also have ocular rosacea? Rosacea is a common inflammatory condition of the skin and sometimes eyelids that causes redness, pimples and swelling on the face. In the presence of ocular rosacea, the eyes and eyelids are red and uncomfortable. Millions of people […]

Dry Eye and Eye exam

Whether or not you have dry eye, the fact remains that an eye exam at your optometrist is still very important. It is advisable to have your eyes examined at least once a year. The sight examination performed by your optometrist can detect the potential presence of eye diseases. Optometrists do more than simply measure […]

Dry eyes and dry skin

As many people who suffer from dry eye also report dryness of the skin, we thought to introduce an article that deals with dry skin. What is dry skin? The skin dries out due to the deterioration of the natural barrier that maintains its hydration. This can lead to more serious conditions, such as eczema. […]