Posted by: North Georgia Eye Associates in News,NGEC

North Georgia Eye Associates

North Georgia Eye Clinic is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.

Everyone experiences some eye discomfort. But if your eyes frequently burn, itch, or feel gritty, you may be experiencing symptoms of Dry Eye Disease.

Our tear film is composed of three layers and dry eyes can be caused by a disturbance in one or all three of the layers: mucin/aqeous/lipid.

There are two main types of dry eyes Aqueous Tear Deficiency (not producing enough tears ) or Evaporative Dry Eye (poor quality or increase evaporation of tears). Evaporative dry eye is the leading cause of dry eyes affecting over 80% of dry eye sufferers. It is predominantly caused by meibomian gland dysfunction or blocked oil glands which results in a deficiency in the lipid or oil layer of the tear film.

Over time, if left untreated symptoms of Dry Eye Disease may get worse. Dry Eye Disease may lead to damage on the eye surface. It can also impact your vision, making everyday activities like driving at night or working on a computer more difficult. The good news is that the doctors at North Georgia Eye Clinic can provide treatment options to help you manage Dry Eye Disease.

If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow.