Ocular Surface Diseases
There are two kinds of dry eye disease such as aqueous deficient and evaporative. The former is quite rare while the latter is common, can be found in more than 80% of the cases, and is caused due to Meibomian gland dysfunction.
More than 50% of the populating does not report symptoms in the early stages if it can be identified early; it is easier to treat otherwise results in slow progression. The human tear layer is quite a complex as it contains more than 500 unique proteins. There are three prime layers of the tears – mucin layer (the thinnest among the lot and holds tears on the cornea), middle layer (the aqueous layer, thickest one carrying all the important nutrients), and the outer layer (the oily and lipid layer of the tears that protects it from evaporating).
The ocular surface diseases can hamper the eyesight and in acute cases may lead to blindness. It’s essential to identify the root cause of the diseases when treating the patient suffering from OSD.
The ocular surface encompasses the eyelids, lacrimal glands, conjunctiva and cornea. And the diseases occurring in any of these structures classified as the ocular surface diseases (OSD). These ailments can be in the form of dry eye syndrome, Meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, ocular allergy or conjunctivitis.
Our panel and approach are designed to detect the root cause of the condition well before so that the diseases can be treated more effectively and precisely.