Dry eye disease affects millions of people of all ages starting in the 20s and progressing as we grow older. The broad range of symptoms of Dry Eyes includes a sandy, gritty sensation in the eyes, fluctuating vision, tearing, or a constant feeling of an eyelash stuck in the eye. In some patients, this ocular surface disease (OSD) can be painful leading to slowed reading speed, decreased work productivity, trouble focusing on the computer monitor, or difficulty seeing to drive safely. Shree Ramkrishna Netralaya is delighted to offer patients relief from their Dry Eye Disease with the advanced TearScience System that includes the LipiView® with DMI imaging and the Lipiflow® treatment.
LipiView®, a sophisticated instrument with a built-in interferometer, is the first device of its kind that captures images of your meibomian glands along your eyelids. Your physician will be able to determine whether you have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). You will be able to see pictures of your own glands with the advanced technology of the Dynamic Meibomian Gland Imaging system (DMI). With your physician’s explanation, you will be able to understand whether you have Meibomian Gland Disease. If your glands are plugged-up and obstructed, the natural oils cannot flow to coat your ocular surface, leading to faster evaporation of your tears. This will lead to evaporative dry eyes. LipiView® can also asses your blinking function by analyzing if your blinks are complete. It also measures your blink rate and blink quality. There are two types of blinkers: full and partial. Partial blinkers do not close their eye completely when they blink. Incomplete blinking results in a poor quality tear film which exacerbates dry eye There has been an increase in the amount of partial blinkers in the world with the advent and rise of digital devices (cell phones, tablets, computers, video games) in our lives.