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Entries by Pierre Sekla

Eye Fatigue Prevention

As with Dry Eye, eye strain or eye fatigue can cause very similar symptoms such as burning, itching and tired eyes. If you feel these symptoms you should see a doctor just to make sure that it is not something more serious. This is particularly important if you noticed double vision, impaired vision or any […]

Dry Eye When Traveling

Are you one of the millions of people around the world who are living with dry eye, blepharitis or dysfunction of the meibomian glands? Consider preparing properly when you are traveling. Many factors can aggravate your dry eye symptoms while traveling. Traveling by car When traveling by car, air conditioning in the automobile can be […]

Dry Eye in Las Vegas

Dry Eye Syndrome can affect anyone at any age, no matter where in the world you live. However, some regions of the world have a more arid, dry and warm climate where the prevalence of dry eyes is higher. I have just returned from a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States where […]

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

With modern technology, your eye care professional can now see and evaluate the condition of your meibomian glands using meibography. The morphology of the glands is visible with this type of examination as much on the lower and upper eyelids. Morphology of meibomian glands through meibography The meibography is the only method used to clearly […]

Styes and Chalazions – Eyelid Disorders

Inside our eyelids are the meibomius glands responsible for producing the essential oil for a healthy tear film. When one of these glands becomes blocked, it can become infected and swollen which may favor the appearance of a stye or a chalazion. Chalazion When the secretions produced by a meibomian gland accumulate inside the duct […]

Tear production decreases over time

Over time, normal tear production decreases as we age. When this reduction reaches a certain limit, a dry eye syndrome may appear. Some moments in a person’s life can promote dry eye episodes such as pregnancy and / or menopause. Hormonal changes and dry eyes Hormonal changes can have a significant impact on the proper […]

Lacrisert for Dry Eyes

Lacrisert (Bausch + Lomb) is a sterile, slow-release lubricating substance that’s placed underneath the lower eye where the conjunctiva of the inside of the lid meets the mucosa of the eyeball (this location is termed the inferior cul-de-sac of the eye). Lacrisert provides all-day moisturizing effect for your dry eyes Solid insert composed of a […]

Dry Eye Clinical Trials

HydroEye – Participants receiving HydroEye had significant improvements in irritation symptoms, a smoother corneal surface, and lower levels of inflammation compared to placebo after 6 months of study. Design In this multi-center, randomized, controlled trial, 38 postmenopausal women with dry eye (moderate to severe KCS) received 4 softgels daily of HydroEye or placebo, and were […]

Importance of Antioxidants for the eyes

Antioxidants protects cells from damage caused by free radicals (molecules associated with aging). Too many free radicals can cause eye disease, including advanced age-related macular degeneration. Antioxidants job is to keep free radicals under control and help protect and repair cells damaged by them. The National Eye Institute recommends a diet high in antioxidants, plus […]

LASIK and Dry Eyes

Advantages of LASIK are obvious. Vision without glasses ! However, many side effects are possible and you must consider them before the surgery. Probably the most significant and bothersome is Dry Eyes. Do not hesitate to discuss about that with your doctor. Dry Eye after LASIK surgery Most people that undergo the procedure may encounter […]