What is Dry Mouth ? Many individuals complain of mouth dryness. Dry mouth or xerostomia can be caused by decreased salivary flow or may be due to a sensation of dryness without decreased flow. Most Sjögren’s syndrome patients experience dry mouth because of decreased salivary flow. The only way to determine the degree of dry […]

Dry eye disease is a common medical condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. This leads to inflammation of the ocular surface, causing the eyes to become dry, red, and irritated. Symptoms include dryness, grittiness, soreness, burning and temporarily blurred vision. There are many reasons […]

Dry eyes and dry mouth are the two most common symptoms of one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases affecting mostly women. Sjögren’s syndrome is a serious autoimmune disease that preferentially attacks and damages the salivary, tear and mucous-secreting glands, resulting in dry eyes, dry mouth, or swollen salivary glands. Recognized as one of the […]

What is blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction ? You have probably never heard of blepharitis unless you have it or know someone who has blepharitis. But what is blepharitis? It is a chronic inflammation of the eyelid margin that contains the meibomian glands. These small glands on the spinal margin produce the meibum, an essential […]