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The ocular surface comprises the Tear film, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Eyelids and Lacrimal system and any disorder in these structures can be classified as an ocular surface disorder.
The ocular surface is a delicate structure. Its proper functioning is dependent on a number of systems that contribute to its physiological integrity. In addition, the ocular surface is vulnerable to potential environmental insults by the nature of its function and anatomic location. The integrated functions of various components of the ocular surface must perform optimally.
Ocular Surface disorder / diseases includes conditions like dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction blepharitis, rosaceous, allergies, scarring from glaucoma medications, chemical burns, thermal burns, and immunological conditions such as Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid and Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Ocular surface diseases can severely affect eyesight and quality of life, and in severe cases, cause blindness.
What are the Symptoms?
Discomfort or pain
Redness and itching
And in severe cases, blindness due to corneal scarring
Unfortunately, cases often go undiagnosed and undertreated, due to a lack of understanding of symptoms and inaccurate evaluation. Effective diagnosis, care, and management of ocular surface disorders demand highly specialized expertise.