DEMODEX & MGD

Demodex and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a major factor in Dry Eye Disease (DED), with upwards of 86% of DED sufferers showing evidence of MGD.[1] This chronic condition of the meibomian glands occurs due to gland obstruction and/or when there is a lack in the quality or quantity of meibum – […]

Eye Nutrition – Food For Thought

The food that we consume has an extensive effect on our health, for better or worse. A poor diet can affect weight, heart health, and cause conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, among others. A healthy, well-balanced diet full of minerals and nutrients can go a long way in preventing disease and […]

The Benefits of Omega-3

You already eat a healthy, balanced diet containing fish, and you buy omega-3 enriched eggs at the supermarket. So why is your doctor recommending you take an omega-3 supplement to treat your dry eyes?  Let’s break it down. Omega-3 in the form of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the most effective. Omega-3 is an essential nutrient, […]

Thealoz Duo: 2 in 1

Have you ever wondered how some organisms can survive, and actually thrive, in dry environments like the desert?  The secret with certain plants is their ability to produce a bioprotectant called Trehalose.  Trehalose is a naturally occurring sugar found in many plants, such as the Rose of Jericho, pictured above (also known as the Resurrection […]

Scleral Lenses: A Dry Eye Remedy

Scleral lenses are custom made, large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses designed to vault over the entire cornea and rest lightly on the white of the eye, called the conjunctiva and sclera, below.  These specialty lenses hold a tear reservoir, which continuously “bathes” the surface of the eye. This tear reservoir helps to heal the surface of the eye in conditions […]

Blepharitis

Do you often experience a burning sensation in your eyes, watery or itchy eyes or noticed crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes? Chances are, you suffer from the effects of blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common cause of sore, red eyes and crusty eyelashes. Depending on the severity, patients may experience all or some […]

Dry Eye: What You Need to Know

Dry eye syndrome is a condition caused by a lack of moisture or lubrication in the eye. It typically affects adults, with incidence increasing with age and can progress in severity if not treated. However, several remedies do exist to treat dry eye syndrome and to provide relief. It’s important to understand the most common causes […]