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How a Take-Home Eyelid Hygiene Device Dramatically Improved Dry Eye Treatments in Our Clinical Practice

Dry Eye Relief...in the blink of an eye

How a Take-Home Eyelid Hygiene Device Dramatically Improved Dry Eye Treatments in Our Clinical Practice

An estimated 35 million people in the US harbor some form of dry eye disease (DED) whether evaporative dry eye (EDE) meibomian gland disfunction (MGD) or anterior blepharitis; but only 5 million are diagnosed.1

Not all doctors routinely test for dry eye even though it is one of the most common reasons patients cite for visiting their eye doctor. Complicating matters, many people with dry eye have no symptoms.

DED is most prevalent among contact lens wearers, and it is a universal side effect of refractive surgery. Additionally, DED is a natural consequence of aging.

Patients older than 70 are almost guaranteed to have EDE, MGD, or anterior blepharitis. Dry eye not just a consequence of aging

In the past, DED was seen primarily as a problem of aging and the inability to produce enough tears. But new diagnostic techniques have shown that insufficient tear production is only responsible for about 15% of dry eye cases. Eighty- five percent of dry eye arises from meibomian gland disfunction.2 MGD causes a decrease in oil secretions, which reduces tear breakup time and creates evaporative dry eye conditions. READ PDF

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