Dry eyes is a fairly common condition in the United States, affecting nearly five million people over the age of 50, with women outpacing men by almost 2 to 1. No matter your age or your gender, dry eyes can pose a serious quality-of-life issue, which makes properly diagnosing and treating the problem a good idea.
The team here at Beverly Hills Optometry understands how problems like dry eyes can affect your life, which is why we’ve equipped ourselves with leading-edge ocular technology — the Oculus Keratograph 5M.
This state-of-the art equipment can not only provide us with valuable information about your meibomian gland function and tear film break-up time, it measures tear meniscus height and evaluates the lipid layer.
Making all of this technical jargon a little more accessible, we’re able to output imagery that will clearly illustrate any problems that could be causing your dry eyes.
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Another great function of our Oculus Keratograph 5M technology is that we’re able to perform accurate ocular surface testing. This evaluation of the health of the surface of your eyes is especially important if you’re considering undergoing refractive (LASIK) or cataracts surgery.
With Oculus Keratograph 5M, we can spot, and treat, any problems we may find on the surface of your eye before you undergo surgery, considerably reducing your risks for post-operative complications.
To learn more about ocular surface testing, call us today!