Ocular Surface Diseases
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Dry Eye Syndrome – Ocular Surface Disease
What is Ocular Surface Disease?
The ocular surface, or cornea, is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. The cornea is important as it serves two very important functions. One, it acts as a barrier against dirt, germs, and anything harmful. So if there’s anything abnormal on the cornea, you can feel it. The eye is telling you that something is abnormal. Two, the cornea plays a critical role is focusing the light that enters your eye. So if the cornea is abnormal, your vision can be affected.
Extremely Common Ocular Surface Diseases include dry eyes, allergic eyes, and reactions to medications. Over the counter drops and artificial tears are commonly used, but may not be enough. Treatable diseases can go undiagnosed and suboptimally treated.
Our board certified eye specialists, can perform the evaluations to find the root cause of ocular surface diseases and help you find the correct treatment to reduce or eliminate the underlying disease.
- “Gritty” sensation
- Pain or discomfort in eye
- Reduced Vision
- Redness or swelling in the eye
- Headache, nausea, fatigue
For more information on dry eyes, visit the National Eye Institute Website or the American Academy of Ophthalmology Website: