"Dry Eye", an epidemic of our time

Written by: Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger
Published: | Updated: 14/06/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Many cases of irritated eyes and chronic and allergic conjunctivitis, including failure after cataract surgery or myopia, have in common the fact of having a box of dry eye. Currently, in ophthalmology we have technology and specialized ophthalmologists in this disease, which may make it manifest and treated until healing.

dry eye treatment THERE IS A LONG LIST OF FACTORS predispose to DRY EYE:

• Being a woman.

• Hormonal changes (puberty, menopause and thyroid).

• medications (antidepressants, estrogen and eye drops).

• chemical toxicity (mascara and facial masks).

• Excessive use of contact lenses.

• rheumatic and skin (acne and rosacea) Disease.

• Chronic stress.

• Unbalanced diet (low in omega 3).

In most cases of dry eye is a tear of poor quality, lack of natural fat secreting glands of the eyelid (Meibomian glands). It's not a tear that lubricates the eye surface well and protects it from the action of air, making it dry and, in turn, damages the tissues, causing the typical symptoms of burning and grittiness. Today we have new technologies that allow us to diagnose the presence of dry eye, as the level of lipids in the tear, distribution and dynamics on the eye, osmolarity and inflammatory reaction and analysis of the Meibomian glands by optical interferometry (Meibografia ).

The most important developments have occurred in the treatment. We have more effective drugs and, above all, the possibility of restoring the functioning of the Meibomian glands, the tear film and regenerate damaged tissues.

Advanced Ophthalmic area, led by Dr. Carlos Verges, with over twenty years of experience, we are pioneers in dry eye, diagnosis and treatment, having to do with a multidisciplinary team of ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, nutritionists, dermatologists and rheumatologists. The aim is to treat the ocular process and, at the same time as the causes. With this approach we have achieved over 90% success in the treatment of dry eye.

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By Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger

Renowned specialist in ophthalmology, Dr. Verges Roger is the current founder and director of Advanced Ophthalmological Center area. He has extensive academic background: He has done training stays in Boston, London and Paris, and a doctorate at Harvard University presented his doctoral thesis on the mechanisms of tear secretion, which will be essential to understand the pathology Syndromes Dry Eye . In 1983 he was awarded the National Research Prize for his doctoral thesis. Throughout his career he has served as Head of the Anterior Segment in the Provincial Hospital of Barcelona. Throughout his career, he has combined his profession with teaching and has conducted several doctorate courses and specialized master 's degrees in anterior segment. He is the author of numerous scientific articles in journals and books and member of various medical societies among which the Member of the Board of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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