Dry eye disease can worsen in the fall when the cold, dry weather starts to settle in and impact tear film. A 2006 study into the effect of seasonal changes on dry eyes found that dry eye patients in the Boston area experienced the worst symptoms in the wintertime, with fall coming in second for dry eyes… Read the full article
Category: Dry Eye
OptiLight IPL Addresses the Most Common Cause of Dry Eye Disease
Chronic dry eyes, or dry eye disease, can be a painful and uncomfortable burden to live with every day. While there are several potential causes of dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction is the culprit in 86 percent of patients. Dr. Kornmehl in Boston offers OptiLight IPL, the only FDA-approved laser treatment for dry eyes.
How Winter Weather Affects Your Vision
Winter is hard on your body. You can feel the cold to your bones in the thick of Boston winter, and it’s no wonder that those frigid days can affect your vision and overall ocular health. Dr. Kornmehl wants you to remember to take care of your eyes during this season, from blinding mornings driving… Read the full article
Improve Your Dry Eyes with IPL and LipiFlow
The itchy, gritty feeling of dry eyes can impact your everyday life. Dry eye syndrome (or dry eye disease) can affect your productivity at work if you work on a computer or outside in windy, dusty weather. The irritation makes enjoying activities such as reading or going for a long walk challenging. LipiFlow treatments or… Read the full article
What Doctors Want You To Know About Dry Eye Disease
Everyone’s eyes occasionally feel dry or tired, but for individuals with dry eye disease, the symptoms occur repeatedly, day in and day out. Over time, the discomfort of dry eyes can take a toll on vision, mood and quality of life. Here, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl shares some facts that doctors want you to know about… Read the full article
Why Consider IPL for Dry Eyes?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is perhaps best known for treating dermatological conditions like rosacea, visible veins and wrinkles. Ophthalmologists use the light therapy to soothe the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye disease. In Dr. Ernest Kornmehl’s practice, many of our dry eye patients are able to take back control of daily life thanks to… Read the full article
5 Reasons Why You Might Be Experiencing Dry Eye
Getting to the root of dry eye problems is imperative to achieving relief from the uncomfortable symptoms. However, the causes of dry eyes are wide-ranging. If you do not know for sure what is causing your dry eye, read on as Dr. Ernest Kornmehl reveals five possible culprits.
Answering Common Questions About IPL for MGD
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a drop-free, drug-free treatment that is slowly becoming a mainstay in the management of dry eye disease. Since it is relatively new compared to other accepted treatment modalities, you might have some questions about it. Read on as Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates answers common questions about… Read the full article
How Long Do the Results of LipiFlow Last?
LipiFlow is a revolutionary treatment that addresses one of the causes of dry eye disease, instead of merely treating the symptoms. In less than 15 minutes, the in-office treatment gets to the root of what causes most dry eye cases — and provides lasting relief. Leading Boston LipiFlow provider and ophthalmologist Ernest Kornmehl explains the… Read the full article
What Are Common Dry Eye Symptoms?
Dry eye syndrome occurs for two reasons: either you do not produce enough tears to keep your eyes properly lubricated, or the tears you do produce are poor-quality. The most universal symptoms of dry eye are a dry sensation in the eyes and eyes that feel scratchy, burn or itch. However, the symptoms of dry… Read the full article