Dry eye is a very common condition with studies suggesting that as many as 38% of us suffer - many without a firm diagnosis or management plan. Air conditioning, increased age, computer use, contact lenses - these are just some of the risk factors, and most are unavoidable. So if you do suffer from dry eye, then what can you do?
First of all, if you're not sure if you have dry eye then why not take our online quiz. This will give you an idea if you're experiencing some of the many symptoms associated.
What we do & Why we are different
Dry eye is not just one specific condition with one solution. That's why we do a dry eye clinic - to effectively diagnose dry eye and offer a tailored treatment plan.
We will often do several in-practice treatments that are very gentle, such as cleaning the lids and areas that can be effected by gland dysfunction, as well gently heating and expressing the glands. But the most noticeable difference occurs with a treatment plan that you can use to effectively manage your specific dry eye type.
- Tear analysis with lissamine green and fluorescence
- Corneal topography
- Slit lamp analysis including meibomian gland expression
- Meibomian gland expression
- Lid debridement
- Biofilm removal
- Punctal plugging
Dry eye clinic pricing
- Initial consultation, diagnosis and in-practice treatments (as necessary) - £50
- Punctal plugs - £200 per pair
types of dry eye
Our eyes produce tears from different areas / glands. Because of this we can have dry eye from a variety of causes - so a broad treatment plan won't work.