Dry Eye Diagnosis

What's the proper way to test and diagnose dry eye?

There are many varieties of dry eye. To make matters even more confusing, there are many conditions that have similar symptoms to dry eye, yet different conditions altogether. The only way to properly diagnose and treat dry eye is through careful testing. The Dry Eye & Blepharitis Center at Northwest Eye will take you through a thorough evaluation to provide a specific diagnosis and treatment plan that will best suit your needs.

The Northwest Eye Dry Eye & Blepharitis Center diagnostics tests include:

  • LipiView® – captures live images of the tear film and measures lipid content and quality. The test quantifies the lipid to help determine best treatment.
  • Tear Osmolarity – measures the salt concentration of your tears to understand the stability of the tear film.
  • RPS InflammaDry – measures the level of MMP-9 in your tears to determine levels of inflammation present.
  • Other tests as needed

Dry Eye is can a very painful and debilitating condition to live with. Be Eye Wise and schedule an appointment at the Dry Eye and Blepharitis Center at Northwest Eye to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Because the more you know, the better you see.