What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease is an eye condition that occurs when your eyes don’t get adequate lubrication from your tears to keep them moist and comfortable. This is often a result of your eyes not producing enough tears or producing tears that are low quality.
Your tears are made up of 3 distinct layers, all of which work together to keep your eyes healthy and lubricated:
- The oily layer prevents your tears from evaporating too quickly
- The watery layer delivers nutrients to your eyes
- The mucus layer keeps your tear film stuck to the surface of your eyes
If there’s an issue with any one of these layers, it can lead to dry eye disease.
The Role of the Meibomian Glands
One of the leading causes of dry eye disease is meibomian gland dysfunction.
Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when blockages form in your meibomian glands, which are located around the edges of your eyelid. These blockages prevent your tear film from getting the oils it needs, which can cause your tears to evaporate too quickly, leading to dry eye symptoms.
Dry Eye Syndrome
We Are Here To Help
Dry eye doctors are sometimes difficult to locate… Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Ali, is a leading expert in the latest developments in ocular surface disease. We understand patient frustrations in searching for a dry eye doctor & we understand the importance of preparing the ocular surface for surgery.
As with many challenging eye conditions, the three key steps to achieving successful outcomes involve identifying, diagnosing and treating all the elements that contribute to your condition. One of the simplest first steps is to complete our dry eye symptom questionnaire which will be emailed to Dr. Ali.
If you’re ready to schedule and appointment, save time by completing your pre-appointment paperwork prior to your appointment. The information collected will better prepare our team to follow your care & help you achieve a successful outcome.
Dry eye experts around the world have spent over 30 years researching ocular surface disease. The advancements in knowledge, technology and expertise are well documented & Dr. Ali looks forward to sharing in your journey.
Call (972) 379-3937 to schedule an appointment at Texas Eye Surgeons. We offer a personalized approach to help you achieve relief and to restore your quality of life.