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Ocular Surface Disease
Ocular Surface Disease is a chronic condition of the eyes that is made up of a constellation of overlapping inflammatory eye problems. These problems include dry eyes, ocular allergy, watery or tearing eyes and blepharitis and eyelid margin disease. As patients usually have more than one of these problems at the same time, this can be a challenging condition to treat that requires an individualized approach to find what is most effective for you.
If you are reading this, then you are probably already familiar with eye doctors (ophthalmologists and optometrists) who treat dry eye and ocular surface disease. If you are still experiencing symptoms despite past treatments, then you may have experienced some frustration in getting the help that you need. Although finding Gulfcoast Eye Care and this website is a great first step in finding doctors who are willing and able to help you, this persistent condition will continue to require communication between you and your doctor. A treatment that helps one person might help you, or it might not. Thus, your doctor needs to know how you are doing so that treatments can be adjusted accordingly if you are still experiencing problems.