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The OculAr Surface

The Ocular Surface is a complex and delicate arrangement of organs

at the front of the eyeball

that provides a moist environment

in order to perform the first steps of the Vision Process  . . .   

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Tears

and

Tear Film

Tears are the Vehicle for the essential Moisture at the Ocular Surface. 

Tears are produced by the Ocular Glands

-  mainly the Lacrimal Gland but also others . . . 

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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a fantastic medical device.

 The tempting idea of correcting refraction directly on the Ocular Surface

has a long history . . .

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Meibomian Glands

Tear Film Lipids are of utmost Importance

for the function of the Tear Film and thus

for the Ocular Surface as a whole.

The Meibomian Glands inside the eye lids

produce lipids that form an Oil at body temperature .

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Meibomian GLand Dysfunction - MGD

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) 

is the most frequent alteration of the lipid producing glands

inside the eyelids, and MGD is the main causative factor for Dry Eye Disease . . . .

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Dry Eye Disease

...Dry Eye Disease is a typically chronic irritative dysfunction

of the Ocular Surface and

can lead to a progressive tissue destruction.

This complex dysregulation of the ocular surface

is the most frequent eye disease and

can occur due to a multitude of different influence factors

which makes diagnosis and therapy equally challennging

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The therapy

 

In dry eye disease, there is typically a lack of tear film

- either in quantity or in quality. -

Usually aqueous drops are given as a main therapy option.

The primary causative factor for dry eye disease, however,

is usually a lack of oil

due to a malfunction of the meibomian glands inside the eyelids -

this leads to rapid evaporation of aqueous tears.
 
Patients have many options to improve their dry eye condition

not least by performing their own eyelid care as an effective basic treatment of dry eye disease  . . . 

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The

EyeLid Margin

lines the palpebral aperture and

thus divides the oily-dry skin from the aqueous-moist mucosa of the ocular surface.

The Lid Margin is a structure of underestimated importance

for ocular surface health and

for the onset and progression of Ocular Surface Disease,

in particular Dry Eye Disease . . .

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THE

OCULAR SURFACE

CENTER BERLIN

 

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The START

... gives a short overview 

about the function of the ocular surface and

the onset of Dry Eye Disease

- ideal for Your start into the topic . . .

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