All About Dry Eye Blog

The Heart of the Problem in Dry Eye Disease: ‘Mr. Hyperosmolarity’


I recently had the privilege of attending the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago, IL. While there, I took notice of the (self-proclaimed) ‘talk’ of the meeting. He seemed to be an individual with a rather dry sense of humour and went by the name 'Mr. Hyperosmolarity.' Upon first glance, it was clear that the man had a special affinity for all things dry and salty. Being that I suffer from moderate dry eye myself, I took immediate notice of Mr. … [Read more...]

Menopause and Dry Eye Symptoms: A Clear Connection

Portrait of a mature stressed woman

As if irritability, insomnia and fatigue weren’t enough, research has shown that dry eye disease can also stem from the hormonal changes that occur during menopause. Actually, Dr. Henrik Sjögren first established a connection between hormones and dry eye symptoms as far back as the 1930’s! And thanks to Dr. Sjögren and other researchers like him, we now have an even better understanding on the hormone-ocular surface connection. Most people think of moodiness, hot … [Read more...]

Treating Dry Eye Disease and Sjögren’s Syndrome with One Amazing Oil

branch of sea-buckthorn and oil

Most dry eye sufferers have tried every drop, oil, compress and nutritional supplement on the market in search of some relief from the itchy, burning sensation of Dry Eye Disease. Though some find successful treatment via a combination of artificial tears and nutritional supplements, for example, others seem to be treatment resistant when it comes to easing persistent dry eye symptoms. Indeed, thousands of individuals are ‘itching’ for a permanent cure to Dry Eye … [Read more...]

9 Houseplants for Improving Sick Building Syndrome & Indoor Air Quality for Dry Eyes

Orchid flower

Home is where the heart is. It’s that old saying that usually rings true; until you consider that the air we breathe indoors is often more polluted than the air outside. The fact is downright scary, especially since the average American spends about 90% of their time inside inhaling stealth pollutants like xylene, formaldehyde, benzene and polychlorinated biphenyl. To make matters worse, these harsh chemicals come from everyday items like cleaning agents, sealants, … [Read more...]

Thanks for Another Amazing Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month!

Thank You Very Much

As yet another Dry Eye Disease Awareness month comes to a close, and TearLab would like to thank The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation for their support and friendship during July. Special thanks also goes out to all of the doctors, technicians and receptionists who helped promote and educate about dry eye disease both in office and online. We’ve been overwhelmed by the 'likes', shares and engagement that our social media platforms have garnered this … [Read more...]