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Dry Eye Syndrome

 

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Dry eye syndrome is a common condition caused by many different factors. Symptoms include a gritty feeling, itching, burning, blurry vision and even tearing. It is affecting an increasing number of people due to increasing use of air-conditioners and heaters as well as the long hours spent looking at digital screens.

 

There are different types of Dry eye syndrome which your ophthalmologist can diagnose. Some forms have a deficiency of oils/lipid in the tear film due to malfunctioning glands in your eyelids. Other forms may involve a deficiency of the watery component of the tear film.

 

Medical therapy in the forms of eye-drops is the commonest form of treatment. We have a new dry eye treatment called E-Eye Intense Pulsed light therapy (IPL). It is safe, non-invasive and affordable. You do not need anaesthetic, hospitalization or injections.

 

80% of patients find relief with the treatment, and the effect may last between 6 months to 3 years and is easily repeated.
Treatment consists of 3 sessions of 10 minutes each in 2 to 4 week intervals. Do you have blepharitis? Try this if medical treatment has failed you.

 

 

 

 

 


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Dr Shaheer Ballim - Ophthalmologist/Eye Surgeon - LinkedIn

Dr Ballim is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist/Surgeon) with experience in dealing with Cataracts, Keratoconus, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Corneal Problems, Corneal Ulcers, Corneal transplants, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, Pterygium, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Injuries, Glaucoma, Laser Eye Surgery, Loss of Vision, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Red Eyes, Itchy eyes, Painful eyes, Dry eyes and many other eye problems. He has a special interest in corneal diseases and runs a weekly corneal ulcer clinic and a weekly Keratoconus clinic.
       
     
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