Diagnostics and treatment

Dry eye tests

  • Detailed medical history and a questionnaire
  • Eye anatomy and ocular surface examination under a microscope
  • Tear production capacity test – Schirmer test
  • Photography of the surface of the eye:
    • Eye redness index (Oculus Keratograph Bulbar Redness)
    • Evaluation of the anatomy of the eyelid glands (Oculus Keratograph Meibography)
    • Assessment of the quality of an oil film on the eye surface (Oculus Keratograph Lipiview System)
    • Measurement of tear film break-up time (Oculus Keratograph Tear BreakUp Time Measurement System)

Based on the information collected during the tests, a decision about further treatment can be made. The patient’s methods of treatment are selected individually and according to the type of dry eye.

Treatment options

  • Recommendations pertaining to the living environment, diet and behavioural changes
  • Artificial tears (different sub-groups according to the type of dry eye)
  • Moisturising ophthalmic gels
  • Vitamin ointment
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (incl. corticosteroids, antibacterial treatment and cyclosporine)
  • Serum drops (made from the patient's own blood)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Cleaning of the eyelid glands
  • Lacrimal channel plugs (six-month disolvable plugs and permanent plugs)
  • In the case of eyelid disorders, surgical treatment, if necessary