Dry Eye Therapy in Liberty Village, Toronto

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Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your eyes aren’t producing quality tears or your tears are evaporating too quickly. 

At Dr. Rehana Manji & Associates, we create a comprehensive experience and take a hands-on approach to dry eye diagnosis and treatment, and it all starts with an eye exam.

Our dry eye services start with a thorough assessment using diagnostic methods such as tear osmolarity, tear breakup time (TBUT) testing, InflammaDry, and more. Our dry eye process is all about helping you find relief—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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The Details of Dry Eye

Dry eye can be caused by inconsistencies in your tear film. Your tear film consists of 3 layers

  • The oily outer layer
  • The watery middle layer
  • The inner mucous layer

When the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed, dry eye can occur. Inflammation can also occur from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

MGD & Dry Eye

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common condition that affects the function of the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oil layer of the tear film.

When these glands become clogged or inflamed, they can’t produce enough oil to keep the tears from evaporating too quickly, leading to dry eye.

We can treat MGD through meibomian gland expression and other treatments.

Do You Have Dry Eye?

Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include: 

  • A stinging or gritty feeling in the eye
  • Scratchy and uncomfortable eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A burning feeling or the feeling of something foreign in the eye

If you’re dealing with these symptoms, a comprehensive eye exam helps our team prepare a treatment plan.

Our Dry Eye Diagnostics

The diagnostic stage is an important step in the dry eye treatment process. We offer a variety of different diagnostic tests, including InflammaDry, subjective TBUT testing, and more. 

Our dry eye screenings are just the beginning. If you’re dealing with dry eye, we can help you find relief.

Tear breakup time (TBUT) testing measures the time it takes for the tear film on the ocular surface to break up. This test can be performed subjectively by a clinician or objectively using an automated device.

During this test, your eyes are examined to determine how quickly your tears evaporate, indicating the presence of dryness.

Dyes and staining techniques are commonly used in the assessment of dry eye. Fluorescein and lissamine green dyes are 2 common types used to evaluate the health of the eye surface, including the cornea and conjunctiva.

These dyes are applied to the eyes so any damage or abnormalities on the eye surface can be visualized through a slit lamp microscope.

InflammaDry is a dry eye testing tool designed to help you eventually get relief from dry eye. InflammaDry provides information about the underlying cause of your dry eye by detecting an enzyme in your tears.

This quick and accurate diagnostic test allows our team to identify inflammation on your eyes’ surface. By pinpointing the root cause of your dry eye, we can develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs.

If you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms, the TearLab Osmolarity System can help. With its objective and quantitative point-of-care testing, TearLab provides precise and predictive information about tear osmolarity.

Tear osmolarity can reveal an abnormal osmolarity, indicating a loss of homeostasis or instability of the tear film. This is crucial for assessing your eye health.

Can Anyone Get Dry Eye?

The quick answer is yes. Dry eye disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing this condition, including:

That said, environmental factors also play a role in the development of dry eye disease. People who live in dry and windy places are more likely to experience dryness and eye irritation due to environmental conditions.

Our Dry Eye Treatment Options

The diagnostic stage is where Dr. Manji can really dig in to get to the bottom of your dry eye symptoms. Our team will work with you to find the treatment option that suits your needs.

We offer a variety of treatment options, but rest assured, Dr. Manji will go through each option with you and explain how each treatment works.

We value your comfort and safety above all else when considering your options.

Meibomian gland expression is a noninvasive procedure that involves applying gentle pressure to the meibomian glands. Expressing the oil in your eyelids can help improve the quality and quantity of your tears, reducing dry eye symptoms such as irritation, fatigue, and watery eyes.

During meibomian gland expression, an eye care professional will use a specialized tool or a paddle to apply gentle pressure along the eyelid margins. This pressure helps clear any blockages within the glands, allowing the meibum to flow more freely and improving the overall function of the glands.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective treatment option to relieve your dry eye discomfort.

Medicated eye drops contain an active ingredient that can help reduce inflammation and increase the eye’s natural ability to produce tears. This can be a convenient treatment option to relieve discomfort related to dry eye.

ZEST (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) is designed to help with eyelid debridement and help relieve dry eye symptoms. ZEST works by helping to remove bacteria, debris, oil, and residue from the eyelids with gentle exfoliation.

Omega-3 supplements, including fish oil and flaxseed oil, are another commonly used treatment for dry eye. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that can improve the quality of tears and reduce inflammation on the ocular surface.

Eyelid sprays are designed to provide relief, moisturization, and lubrication for dry eyes. Ask Dr. Manji for some of our eyelid spray options.

Getting Over Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a common condition, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. We want to help you find relief and get over dry eyes through patient education, diagnostics, and innovative treatment options. 

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and take the first step toward getting relief from dry eyes.

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Our Location

Come Visit Us

Our office is located inside Pearle Vision Liberty Village. You’ll find us across the street from Starbucks and LCBO.

  • 2-51 Hanna Ave.
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3N7

Hours of Operation

  • *Monday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Tuesday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Wednesday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Thursday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

**Pearle Vision Hours
Monday – Thursday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

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