New InflammaDry dry eye diagnostic test
October 2014 – New BlephEx treatment available for Blepharitis
As we strive to ensure we continue on our mission to offer world class eye care locally here in Bearsden, we are happy to report we are amongst the first practices in the UK to offer InflammaDry, a new and cutting-edge dry eye diagnostic test to our patients. Dry eye disease, or dysfunctional tear syndrome, is an extremely common condition that is often under diagnosed and affects 5-30% of the population ages 50 and over. InflammaDry® is the first and only, rapid, in-practice test that detects MMP-9, an inflammatory marker that is consistently elevated in the tears of patients with dry eye disease.
MMP-9 is a more sensitive diagnostic marker for dry eye than clinical signs alone. Inflammation is present before the clinical signs of dry eye. Increased MMP-9 activity in dry eyes may contribute to deranged corneal epithelial barrier function, increased corneal desquamation, and corneal surface irregularity. When combined with other diagnostic techniques in our specialist dry eye clinics it allows for more accurate diagnosis and customised treatment plans for better management of the disease.
InflammaDry costs £15 per examination and may be offered during examination in our specialist dry eye and blepharitis clinics.
CLICK HERE for details of the Dry Eye Clinic
CLICK HERE for details of the Blepharitis Clinic
CLICK HERE to arrange an eye examination using our online appointment booking service.