Oct-25-2018

DRY EYE DIAGNOSIS

Dry eye can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination.  Testing, with emphasis on the evaluation of the quantity and quality of tears produced by the eyes, may include:

  • Patient history to determine the partient's symptoms and to note any general health problems, medications or environmental factors that may be contributing to the dry eye problem.
  • External examination of the eye, including lid structure and blink dynamics
  • Evaluation of the eyelids and cornea using bright light and magnification
  • Measurement of the quantity and quality of tears for any abnormalities¬†