Because of glaucoma, I have been seeing Dr. Dober Dixion for approximately the last 20 years. Over recent years I have also had an increasing problem with dry eyes to the point of constant sore eyes, increasing blurred vision and the need to use gel eye drops eight to ten times a day, and even that did not do much to alleviate the problem.
Since my dry eye problem was getting worse with time instead of better, Dr. Dixon encouraged me to see Dr. Murrell have him evaluate the cause of, and hopefully the treatment for, my dry eyes.
After testing, Dr. Murrell determined that my dry eye problem was not due to lack of tears but rather to a lack of oil in the tear film due to clogged oil glands in my eyelids. He prescribed a course of eyelid treatments which I am able to do at home, and within a month of doing the treatments. I could tell the dry eye problem was improving and I was able to reduce the use of the gel eye drops to four or five times a day.
After continuing the at-home treatments for another two months, I now find it necessary to only use the eye drops two to three times a day if that. Also, my vision is no longer blurred and my eyes are no longer sore.
I am very, very grateful that I heeded Dr. Dixion’s suggestion that I see Dr. Murrell for my dry eyes, and so grateful to Dr. Murrell for the excellent diagnosis and treatment that I have received under his care.