About Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a chronic, progressive and under-diagnosed condition. It is one of the most common reasons for visits to an eye care provider. If your eyes frequently burn, itch, hurt or feel gritty, you may be experiencing symptoms of Dry Eye Disease.

Evaporative dry eye is the leading cause of dry eyes affecting over 80% of dry eye sufferers. It is predominantly caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) or blocked oil glands which results in a deficiency in the lipid or oil layer of the tear film.

Over time, if left untreated symptoms of dry eye disease get worse. Dry Eyes may lead to damage on the eye surface which can impact your vision, making everyday activities like driving at night or working on a computer more difficult. The good news is that the doctors at North Georgia Eye Clinic can provide treatment options to help you manage Dry Eye Disease.

At North Georgia Eye we have a systematic way of evaluating and managing your dry eye symptoms. Click the buttons at the bottom of the page to learn more about diagnosis and treatment of dry eye (LipiView, LipiFlow, BlephEx and IPL). If you need additional information, please call us or use the form at right to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah at North Georgia Eye’s Dry Eye Clinic.

Diagnostic Tests for Dry Eye

SPEED Questionnaire

Calculates a score that shows the severity of dry eye symptoms.

Tear Lab

Measures osmolarity of the tear film which helps in the diagnosis of ocular surface disease.


Detects MMP-9 an inflammatory marker in the tear film.


Tear film interferometer measures lipid layer thickness and meibomian gland damage. Read more info about LipiView here.

Learn More About Diagnosis and Treatments

Learn About Lipiview Tear Film Interferometer
Learn About the LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment
Learn About the BlephEx Treatment for Dry Eye
Learn About IPL Treatment for Dry Eye