Ocular Surface Disease

What is Ocular Surface Disease?
Ocular surface disease is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the eyelids. Ocular surface disease is often associated with meibomian gland disfunction, blepharitis and dry eye syndrome.

Symptoms of Ocular Surface Disease
Common symptoms of a Ocular Surface Disease may include:

  • red, irritated eyelid margins
  • itchy eyes
  • watery eyes
  • foreign body sensation (feels like something is in your eye)
  • gritty or sandy feeling
  • burning or stinging
  • fluctuating vision
  • eye pain

How is Ocular Surface Disease treated?
Depending upon the severity of the Ocular Surface Disease, we may prescribe a course of lid hygene of regular washing of the lid with warm water and prescibe artificial tears for the chronic inflamation. In more severe cases, prescription medication will be needed to help maintain clear, comfortable vision.