Evaporative Dry Eye Instability of the tear film from an inadequate lipid layer is the cause of most dry eye. Artificial tears provide only temporary relief. Stressors like low humidity, wind, and smoke induce excessive evaporation in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. Until now most treatment has addressed only issues of inadequate tear volume and […]
Dr. James Lewis is a premier cornea specialist and director of The Dry Eye Institute, where he performs a range of advanced treatments, including Lipiflow in Philadelphia. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Lewis takes the time to explain the causes of dry eye to help his patients better understand their condition. In addition, he has […]
What to Expect During the LipiFlow Treatment The following describes what you will experience during the LipiFlow® treatment: 1. The treatment will begin with you either resting in a reclined chair or lying comfortably on a table in a procedure room. 2. 1-2 drops of a mild anesthetic will be placed in the eye(s) to […]
Evaporative Dry Eye presented by FOCUS Laboratories.A video diagram show as the lipid layer thins, the tear film brakes up which may develop dry spots.
LiveScience Article: Clara Moskowitz Date: 20 November 2008 Time: 03:02 AM ET