Dry Eye Clinic

The Kingston Eye Institute Dry Eye Clinic is home to a revolutionary new method of testing and treating dry eyes. It is now possible to specifically determine what type of dry eye condition you are suffering from, and direct you to individualized treatments to relieve your suffering.

Using the new LipiView system from Tear Science (www.tearscience.com), it is now possible to visualize the superficial layers of the tear film, which can help determine what type of dry eye condition you are suffering from, and direct you to individualized treatments to relieve your suffering.

For those patients diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction, a type of dry eye condition that affects up to 86% of dry eye patients, a new treatment is now available using thermal pulsation (Lipiflow) to open blocked glands and restore a healthy ocular surface.

Kingston Eye Institute is the third practice in Canada and the tenth in the world to offer this novel method of dry eye therapy to the patients of the greater Kingston region.

Other treatment options include occlusion of tear drainage channels to keep tears in the eyes longer, and prescription medications that can increase tear production and reduce the inflammation the comes with severe dry eye disease.

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