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Category: Dry Eyes

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular conditions.  Between 16 and 49 million Americans have dry eyes.  Symptoms range from something as simple as redness to burning, itching, tearing, irritation, blurry vision, and watering.  Many people confuse dry eye with ocular allergies if their eyes are itching. Many also confuse needing new […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a very common eye condition seen in eye doctors offices every day.  This condition can range from being mild with barely any symptoms, to severe and affecting someone’s daily life and functioning. Common symptoms include burning, itching, tearing, redness and blurry vision and can be seen at any age, although older […]

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Got Dry Eye? Find Out How iLux and BBL Therapy Can Help

At Metrolina Eye Associates, we believe in providing our patients with the most up-to-date and innovative treatment options in eye care. We are pleased to offer two new treatment options for our chronic dry eye patients: the iLux meibomian gland dysfunction treatment system and broadband light (BBL) therapy. Learn more about the two treatments from our […]

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Metrolina Eye Associates Now Offers TrueTear Treatment for Dry Eye Relief

TrueTear for Dry Eye Relief

As a leading vision practice, Metrolina Eye Associates is committed to providing patients with the most effective and up-to-date treatment in eye care. We are proud to be the first vision practice in Charlotte to offer a new and exciting treatment option for individuals who suffer from chronic dry eye. TrueTear Intranasal Tear Nuerostimulator from […]

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Evaluating and treating Dry Eye Disease is key for premium lens patients

Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common disorders I see in my practice, and it can significantly affect cataract surgery outcomes. DED not only leaves patients feeling uncomfortable but also hinders surgeons’ ability to get accurate preoperative measurements and negatively affects postoperative quality of vision. Aggressively optimizing the ocular surface, both pre- […]

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Seasonal Dry Eyes

With the heat of summer in our rear view window, the cool of winter is rapidly approaching.  With the cooler weather comes increased problems for people with dry eyes. Dry eyes can be caused by a variety of factors.  The two main causes to dry eyes are when the body doesn’t create enough tears, or […]

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A Patient’s Guide to Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye is one of the most common disorders that your eye care provider encounters on a daily basis. Dry eye is not just a disorder; it is a disease that needs chronic treatment, just like blood pressure or cholesterol. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI)/Industry Dry Eye Workshop: “Dry eye is a multifactorial […]

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