If you are bothered by dry eye symptoms, you should contact your GP who will provide appropriate advice and treatment. They may refer to me if your symptoms persist. Alternatively, you can self-refer to me directly.
At your consultation, I will take a detailed history of your symptoms, aggravating factors, ask about your medication, previous eye surgery or treatment, contact lens wear and general health.
I will thoroughly examine your eyes and eyelids. This will include an assessment of the tear film itself, including the tear film volume, tear film evaporation speed and rate of tear production. I will check to see if damage has occurred to the cornea, if there are associated signs of blepharitis or any other potentially causative eye condition.
I will discuss the possible underlying causes and treatment options.