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Dry eye treatment

Dry Eye Treatments

Understanding your eye condition is the most essential thing to do before getting your eyes treated. At Malaya Optical we as an professional eye care practitioners will always make sure to provide you the best and effective solutions. The comprehensive dry eye assessments will help us to understand your dry eye condition completely and it will make us easy to provide you the best dry eye treatments.

Comprehensive Eye Examination

All your findings will be gathered and compiled in a digital record in our system so that it would be easier for us to follow up and monitor in your next visit. In further extended problems, we also could able to diagnose the new readings and show you the changes that happened in your eyes after the respective treatments.

History Taking Form

First of all, the causes of dry eyes and its severity will be encountered to provide a suitable treatments. Different diseases or causes of dry eye have different level of treatments. From the beginning of the assessments, we will start to create a Dry Eye Treatment and Management Plans for you.

One of the most common treatment for dry eye cases is by using artificial tear drop. There are two types of artificial tear drops. One is preservative-based eye drops which stay on the shelf for a long time but mat causes stinging effect as they contain preservative agent to get rid of bacteria’s. Nonpreservative eye drops come in several disposable vials that you use once and throw away and also does not cause any burning sensations.

During slit lamp examinations, if there is any eye lashes that flip inward of your eyes will be removed. Eye lashed that grow in inward direction towards your eyes may cause irritation to your eye surfaces. Irregular growth and position of eye lashes also may caused to dry eyes too. Blockage of meibomian gland required to be clean and clear. Sometimes, our eyes may have this blockage which contains inflammation, oil, accumulated tears and so on. Due to this, you may feel discomfort during the day.

One of the easiest way to clear this is by doing warm compression. If your eyelid was found with yellowish lump due to meibomian gland blockage, do remove it first before doing a compression. First, wash your face with with clean water. Then use a diluted baby shampoo and rub your eye lashes and surfaces with cotton buds. Rinse your eyes with clean water again. Next use a clean towel, soak with warm water, squeeze it and start to do a warm compression by gently pressing the towel on your eye surfaces.

In some cases, the solution may be simple but for certain people there would be a long-term follow ups and action plans. In any cases, our goal as an optometrist is always to provide you with the best optimal care and make you relief from your dry eye problems or symptoms. Do drop by to visit the best optometrist in town now to get your dry eye assessment and treatment.

FAQ*

1.How do you permanently treat dry?

The easiest way that we can do to treat our dry eye problem to blink frequently. Blinking your eyes can help tears to moisturise all over the eye surfaces. Eyelid should be cleaned everyday using sterile cotton bud with diluted shampoo and also remove make up before going to bed.

2.How to self-treat dry eye at home?

Allow your eyes to rest whenever you feel tired, wash your eyelids and lashes with clean water if its too oily, stop smoking, drink more water and get some vitamins and supplements.

3. What is the latest treatment for dry eyes?

Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) was approved by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating dry eye signs and symptoms.

4. Does drinking more water help to reduce dryness in our eyes?

Due to a symptoms of dehydration, drinking plenty water do re hydrate our whole body. Yet, eye drops still the best help to alleviate the symptoms by lubricating the eye and washing away foreign bodies.5. What does dry eye look like?

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Dry eye assessments

Dry Eye Assessments

At Malaya Optical, we as an optometrist have almost encounter dry eye patient everyday. With certain latest techniques and technologies we able to diagnose, assess and treat dry eye in more efficient way. Below are the few dry eye assessments that we usually apply at Malaya Optical.

This process is made easy by taking a history of patients symptoms, signs and complaints related to dry eyes. By accumulating the potential causes and symptoms of dry eye, eye care practitioner could able to determine the suitable management and treatment for it. Those who are suffering from dry eyes, it is important for you to make an appointment and visit our optometrist.

We will be running out few tests accurately according to your current eye conditions under dry eye assessments. Those who are not aware of having a dry eye syndrome, we also could able to diagnose it start from a comprehensive eye examination. Here, we use few number of strategies and skills to assess the causes and severity of your dry eye condition and from there we will develop a dry eye treatment appropriately.

The very first signs that we able to encounter before even a patient could able to complaint to us about their dry eye is by doing a NIBUT (non-invasive tear break up time) test. The cut off value to distinguish a normal patient and a dry eye patient is 12 seconds in NIBUT test (Vidas Pauk 2019). The easiest way to conduct this test is with auto refractor meter. Once their corneal miars is clearly visible on auto refractor meter, patients can start to blink and hold their blink until they could. Meanwhile, the eye care practitioner requires to count how many seconds does a patient can hold their blink or how many seconds does their corneal miars does not get distorted.

Coeneal miars in NIBUT test

The next clinical examination that an optometrist can do to assess dry eyes is with slit lamp examination. This exam allows our optometrist to screen our eyes in anterior and posterior level. This test is done at microscopic level, by examining the eye health include the eyelids, tear layer, conjunctiva, pupil, iris, lens, sclera, cornea, retina and also optic nerves. It is easy to assess the redness of patients eyes and its severity by using a slit lamp biomicroscopy.

 Any debris or dust may cause irritation while we blink and these small particles will move around our tear layer when we blink. Uneven tear layer may cause dry eyes, and moreover dust and debris which move around our tear layer causes additional discomforts.

Redness in the eye due to dry eye

 Evaluation of the tear film and cornea: by putting a drop of sodium fluorescein (a yellow dye) into the eyes which mixes with the tears to give a clearer indication of the quality of tear film, and any signs of corneal damage due to excessive dryness.

Other than that, slit lamp also will help us to measure the tear meniscus which forms as a pool and accumulates at the bulbar conjunctiva in the inferior lid margin. The normal height of tear meniscus is approximately 0.3 to 0.4mm. A measurement scale is done with an adjustable slit beam height.

Tear Layer Meniscus

Do visit your near by Malaya Optical optometrist to get your eyes tested with complete dry eye assessments and managements.

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computer vision syndrome

DIGITAL EYE STRAIN

When you are on your phone or digital device, have you ever gotten a sudden headache. A piercing headache in front of your head or around your eyes just came from nowhere and has interrupted your screen time. Usually we brush it off and continue on with our business but we never truly stop to think, why am I having this headache?

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computer vision syndrome
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Eye Strain

EYE STRAIN

EYE STRAIN

eye strain

无论你是否失明,只要您的眼睛无法对外界的物体清晰地聚焦,你就必须佩戴一副眼镜以增加清晰度。如果你倾向于多看书,尤其是法律系的学生或者从事法律工 Read More

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kids and computer

KIDS COMPUTER VISION

KIDS COMPUTER VISION

Kids computer vision

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In the world of Internet and smartphones, kids are more connected than ever. The latest survey showed that over 90% of kids in the world uses a computer.

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As computers extensively becomes part of our lives, so does the high exposure of blue light from our monitors / smartphone screens.

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The advent of blue-light is that the wave-length can seep through the anterior anatomy of your eye and goes directly to your retina. Increased exposure evidently cause numerous symptoms.

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Prolong exposure give rise to eye-strain, due to increased retina bleaching and harmful absorbent of the blue wave-length.

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Constant eye-strains will lead to headaches. Kids with regular headaches tend to be cranky and will try to dissociate themselves from school work or assignment.

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Blue-light wave-length has proven to cause insomnia or the inability to get good sleep. Kids may suffer at school or their daily functions.

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And hence, they may exhibit complaints such as lack of focus and tiredness from time to time.

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With a risk of myopia progression especially with long hours of computer usage.

Come to Malaya Optical to have your kids vision examined by our licensed optometrist.

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Kids and computer vision

Definition:

Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital screen use.

The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or Digital Eye Strain are

  • eyestrain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dry eyes
  • neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms may be caused by:

  • poor lighting
  • glare on a digital screen
  • improper viewing distances
  • poor seating posture
  • uncorrected vision problems
  • a combination of these factors