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Dry Eye Center of Excellence

A Chesapeake Eye Care Center of Excellence

The Chesapeake Dry Eye Center, located in Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center’s state-of-the-art facility on the Anne Arundel Medical Campus in Annapolis, offers patients the most advanced, proven technology to treat blocked Meibomian glands, the leading cause of chronic dry eye.

It is estimated more than 23 million people over the age of 20 suffer from chronic dry eye.  In many cases, the root cause is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as Evaporative Dry Eye. The condition occurs when the Meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oil layer in tears, do not function properly. A chronic disease, it must be properly diagnosed and managed. If left untreated, chronic dry eye often becomes so uncomfortable that patients must make lifestyle adjustments. It can also impact one’s vision and eye health if left untreated.

Innovative Technology

  • The Chesapeake Dry Eye Center is the first practice in the Annapolis area to offer LipiFlow®, a new, breakthrough system for assessing and treating Evaporative Dry Eye. While many traditional dry eye treatment options like warm compresses, eye drops and ointments have been available for years, they do not address the root cause of the condition. Many of these treatments have proven ineffective in providing relief for some patients. The revolutionary LipiFlow system uses warm heat and pressure to unblock meibomian glands, allowing tears to comfort the eye and provide relief. This in-office procedure takes less than 15 minutes and relieves symptoms for up to 12 months. It is rapidly becoming the new standard of care for treating the cause – not just the effects – of chronic dry eye.  To learn more about LipiFlow and dry eye, click here.

Thorough Evaluation

  • Patients reporting acute symptoms of dry eye are evaluated using state-of-the-art diagnostic LipiV¬iew® technology. This non-invasive testing procedure, which takes less than five minutes, captures detailed images of tear film to identify any gland blockage and allows doctors to determine if a patient is a LipiFlow candidate.

Team of Specialists

  • Patients at the Chesapeake Dry Eye Center can take confidence in knowing their vision needs will be addressed by well-trained, dedicated physicians and specialists. Each patient’s unique needs are carefully evaluated using the most advanced testing equipment in order to develop a customized treatment plan.

Advancing Knowledge in our Community

  • The Center’s reputation for excellence is also underscored by the number of optometrists in the community who have received training from Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center’s doctors on how to identify chronic dry eye and the symptoms of MGD. Through this training and collaboration, area optometrists have the advanced knowledge needed to help their patients and guide them on the advanced treatment options now available.

Are you experiencing dry eye symptoms?
If you experience any dry eye symptoms on a regular basis or if simple activities like reading, using a computer, watching television, driving or even wearing contact lenses become difficult, please give us a call at 1-877-DR4-2020 or click here to schedule an evaluation and assess your treatment options.