Ocular Surface Disease

Ocular Surface Disease

Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and Los Angeles, California

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is the term used for a collection of disorders that can occur on the cornea, interfering with your eyesight and affecting your quality of life. Most cases of ocular surface disease are never diagnosed or treated.

If you are suffering from pain, itching, discomfort, or the feeling that there is something in your eye (foreign body sensation), you should be examined for the presence of ocular surface disease. Call us today at (888) 339-8143 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khanna.

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Understanding Ocular Surface Disease

In order to keep your eyes moist, clean, and protected against infection, your tear film must be stable. This film consists of multiple layers that are controlled by various tissues and glands around the surface of your eyes. If one of these glands has a problem and fails to produce its part of the tear film correctly, your tear film can become unstable, resulting in ocular surface disease.

Dry eye syndrome is the most common type of ocular surface disease.

Symptoms of Ocular Surface Disease

Symptoms of ocular surface disease can include:

  • Pain
  • Blurred vision
  • A gritty feeling in the eye
  • Watery eyes
  • Redness
  • Itching

OSD symptoms are usually worse in the evening, and can be amplified by a dry climate or windy weather.

Types and Causes of Ocular Surface Disease

Besides dry eye syndrome, some of the most common forms and causes of ocular surface disease are:

  • Blepharitis
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Allergies
  • Immunological conditions (e.g. Sjogren’s syndrome)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Chemical or thermal burns

If you are experiencing symptoms of OSD, Dr. Khanna will carefully evaluate your condition to determine the nature of your ocular surface disease, and develop an individualized treatment plan to address your needs.

Please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (888) 339-8143 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.