Welcome to the Dry Eye Clinic Page for Central Florida Ophthalmology! Here we discuss the Dry Eye offering for Central Florida Ophthalmology. Dry eye is the most common diagnosis I make in my clinic. Even more often than cataracts! Why is it so common? I feel that a big reason is how you are reading this content right now! Screentime! We know that looking at screens to include iPads, cell phones, can decrease your blink rate by 40%! Another factor that plays a big role in Florida is air conditioning. Finally, nutrition, age, genetics, and hormones also all play a role.
At Central Florida Ophthalmology, we are building a clinic to give the tools to the dry eye sufferer to live a more normal life. As we all know, there is no cure to dry eye, but there are a number of treatments that we can help with, including optimizing over the counter treatments, prescription eye drops anti-inflammatory drops, prescription steroid drops, punctal plugs, and our newest offering: TearCare with meibomian gland expression.
Please stay tuned for more updates and content!
If you are a patient struggling with Dry Eye Disease, Blepharitis, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Sjogren's Syndrome, or any realated condition, please reach out to us for a consultation with Dr. Golen.