Dry Eye Syndrome


Dry eye syndrome is caused by an imbalance between the production of adequate tears, the quality of the tears produced and the rate of tear drainage.

What causes dry eye syndrome?

If you suffer with gritty eyes, red eyes or irritated eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes are caused by one of three mechanisms. These are lack of production of tears, poor tear quality, or too much tear drainage. The first two are the most common. Too much drainage of tears tends to be an issue only in the presence of one or both other issues. Often all three issues coexist. Read more about dry eyes here.

What are the traditional medical approaches to DES?

Dr. Sam Ghazawy spent years studying ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. For the last 17 years he has treated hundreds of patients with the condition as both an ophthalmologist and a GP. Traditional medical approaches are based on good scientific medical evidence and include ocular lubricants, antibiotic treatment and lacrimal punctal occlusion. All of which, and more, we are able to do at EdenMed Aesthetics and Rejuvenation clinics in Chelsea and Bournemouth.

What is novel about EdenMed's approach?

Like everything we do at EdenMed, we start from the inside out. There are two things that traditional medicine within the NHS setting lack. Firstly, the doctors working in the NHS lack time. Everyone knows this, yet somehow accept that it is just the way it is. But what is really important is that a thorough medical history, physical examination and detailed ophthalmic examination are carried out in order to get the correct underlying diagnosis and correct treatment approach. Secondly, treatment should always be from the inside out, not the other way round which is often the case. What is meant by this? it is intuitive that diet, physical wellbeing and psychological health impact on physical health and wellbeing. At EdenMed we will help support you to have a better diet, meditate and develop a happiness mindset, as well as treat your condition.

Additionally, there is increasing evidence that treatments such as platelet rich plasma stem cell therapy may be very beneficial in some cases. You can read more on PRP here.


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