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‘Tis the season for dry eyes!

‘Tis the season for dry eyes!

Your dry eye problem is most commonly due to a dysfunction in your tear glands that produce your oily tears. This is called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). There are treatments that can increase the function of the meibomian glands by helping excrete the deposits that buildup inside these glands better allowing your natural tears to flow freely to your eyes. One treatment is called Lipiflow. Contact us today to learn more about Lipiflow!

Previous Articles

Summer Eye Protection

Summer fun in Alaska means exposure to long summer days and damaging UV rays. Dr. Kompkoff gives us some interesting and expert advice on how to protect those precious peepers!

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Do Laser Pointers Harm the Eyes?

Laser pointers shine a focused beam of high intensity light, usually red. Most laser pointers have an upper limit of 1 milliwatt (mW) of energy, which is not enough to damage the eyes. The U.S. legal limit for handheld laser power is 5 mW. However, some individuals...

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Safe Splashes for the Eyes this Summer

  The carefree long warm summer days are upon us and for many lucky people those days include swimming. Swimming is a blast and provides great exercise. Here are a few tips to avoid eye injury and discomfort to keep your summer fun. 1. Protect the eyes from...

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Their Future’s So Bright They Got to Wear Shades

  Excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts and other eye conditions. UV rays aren't the only potential danger from sunlight. Recently, researchers have suggested that long-term exposure to high-energy visible...

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“I am Still Learning”-Michelangelo age 87

What I love about my career is that I am learning every day. I ran across a post from the Brain Injury Society of Toronto blog.  While reading it, I thought about how much our patients who suffer brain injuries teach us each time we see them. I believe the author’s...

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“My, Oh, My!”- the late great Dave Niehaus

I grew up in Seattle and have watched the Mariner’s play every season since the franchise began. My favorite player of all time is Edgar Martinez. He is most famous for his clutch double in 1995 to win the division. During his career he won two batting titles and the...

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