What is Ocular Surface Disease?

Ocular surface diseaseThe ocular surface disease is an umbrella term for several different disorders that can occur on the surface of your cornea – including dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, and certain immunological conditions (such as Sjogren’s Syndrome). Chemical burns and thermal burns are also considered types of ocular surface disease.

These conditions can severely impact your eyesight, as well as the quality of your day-to-day life. Pain, itching, redness, and blurry vision are a few of the most common symptoms of the ocular surface disease. If OSD is allowed to develop without treatment, corneal scarring can eventually occur, leading to vision loss.

Too many cases of the ocular surface disease are never diagnosed and therefore left untreated. Dr. Brooks regularly identifies, treats, and manages the ocular surface disease to help patients throughout the Dallas area maintain clear, healthy vision for a lifetime. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms noted above, come into our office for a comprehensive eye exam. We can help you find relief from OSD and protect your vision well into the future.

If you have further questions about the ocular surface disease, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 403-1110 to schedule an appointment with Dallas ophthalmologist Dr. Dain Brooks. We serve patients in Plano, Frisco, and surrounding areas of Dallas, Texas.