Dry eyes can also be caused by poor function of the oil glands in our eyelids called Meibomian Glands. If these glands are not functioning well or are going away, then our tears evaporate too fast causing dry eye symptoms of redness, burning, irritation, and pain. Desert Eye Clinic provides special advanced dry eye therapies such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and iLux (Meibomian Gland Expression) to prevent the further loss of these precious glands in our eyelids and improve their function.

Dry Eye Treatment

Aqueous deficiency or aqueous deficient dry eye (ADDE) is a form of dry eye that causes your tear glands not to produce enough tears to moisten your eyes. Tear glands constantly release mixtures of fluids, oils, and mucus, protecting your eyes and keeping them lubricated. If the glands don’t release enough volumes of these substances, you may experience a dry eye characterized by irritation, which may result in eye damage.
It’s safer to seek medication as soon as you experience signs of eye irritation to have the condition diagnosed and treated in its early stages. Our optometrist at Desert Eye Clinic in St. George, UT, will analyze your state comprehensively and offer timely treatment.

Symptoms Of Aqueous Deficiency

Here are some of the most common symptoms of aqueous deficiency:

You may also experience some symptoms of Sjogren’s disease, a condition that affects the lacrimal and salivary glands, including: