Bell’s palsy and Dry Eye

Bell’s palsy is a temporary facial paralysis often due to damage or trauma to facial nerves. Symptoms may include twitching, weakness, drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth, drooling, and dry eye or mouth. The causes of this condition are not known but we think it may be due to a viral infection that can cause […]

Dry Eye Discussion Forum

Apart from selling products for the relief of dry eye symptoms, the Dry Eye Store is not only a shop, it is also a place where you can chat with other people about anything related to dry eyes . Dry Eye online chat There are several ways to exchange and discuss with others about dry […]

Baby Shampoo, Blepharitis and Dry Eyes

Update on Baby Shampoo use in the treatment of Eyelid disorders such as Blepharitis and Dry Eyes. Since  1950, doctors have been prescribing cleaning care of the lid margin with an ever-evolving list of products. Certainly, we can all remember counseling our patients in the use of diluted “tear-free baby shampoo” in heroic efforts to […]

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 […]