Available within our Aberdeen Belmont Street practice, the Dry Eye Clinic is a specialist eye care service to diagnose and manage ocular surface disease, relieving dry eye symptoms and preventing long-term complications.
Ocular surface disease is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface. This general term is used to describe a range of conditions that affect the surface of the eye:
- Dry eye disease (DED) - reduction in the volume and quantity of tears
- Blepharitis - inflammatory condition of the eyelids
- Meibomain gland dysfunction (MGD) - reduced oil production leading to tear evaporation from the surface of the eye
Ocular surface disease is largely undiagnosed and untreated, affecting a significant number of people.
Common signs and symptoms of ocular surface disease
- Contact lens discomfort
- Watery eyes
- Burning or gritty sensation in the eyes
- Sore, red, inflamed eyelids
- Eyelids that are difficult to open in the mornings
- Dandruff around the eyelids
- Light sensitivity
- Fluctuations in vision
If you think you have ocular surface disease and would like expert advice or treatment, please contact Duncan and Todd Aberdeen Belmont Street to make an appointment at the Dry Eye Clinic.