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Modern Treatments for Ocular Surface Disease

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The ocular surface is made up of the cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, and lacrimal glands. When you suffer from a disorder in any of these structures, it can be classified as an ocular surface disease (OSD). The most common OSD conditions that we diagnose and treat in our Las Vegas, Nevada, eye care center are dry eye syndrome and blepharitis.

OSD can lead to many uncomfortable or painful symptoms, as well as affect the quality of your vision and your life. For lasting relief, book an appointment at Yesnick Vision Center.

Treating Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a disorder of the tear film that can be caused by insufficient tear production and/or an increased rate of tear evaporation. Typically, dry eye causes eye irritation, tearing, redness, sensation of a foreign body in your eye, a gritty feeling, and blurry vision.

Conventional treatments for this ocular surface disease include lubricating eye drops, anti-inflammatory eye drops (such as Restasis), and taking omega-3 fatty acid supplement. Installing a humidifier in your home or office can also be very helpful.

Other effective, modern therapies include lubricating contact lenses, eyelid surgery, and punctal plugs to partially close the tear duct and enable your tears (as well as eye drops) to disperse more evenly over the ocular surface.

Treating Blepharitis

This OSD is an inflammation of the eyelids that causes symptoms such as redness, irritation, swelling, dry eyes, itchiness, and dandruff-like scales on your eyelashes. Severe cases can also lead to blurred vision and corneal inflammation. Either bacteria or a skin condition can lead to blepharitis.

Blepharitis treatments include eyelid hygiene, such as warm compresses and eyelid scrubs, which can help to enhance the oily components of your tear film - thereby preventing tears from evaporating too quickly.

Our Las Vegas, Nevada, eye doctor will evaluate your condition to recommend the best personalized treatments for ocular surface disease.

At Yesnick Vision Center, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 702-500-0525 or book an appointment online to see one of our Las Vegas eye doctors.

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