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July 31, 2018

The three most common eye ailments that eye doctors see are dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, and eye allergies. These three conditions have similar symptoms - itchiness, redness, gritty sensation in the eyes, blurry vision, intolerance to contact lenses, and swollen eyelids....

July 24, 2018

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common causes of dry eye. It affects the quality of the “meibum,” the oily layer of the tear film which prevents rapid evaporation of tears....

July 17, 2018

If you are considering LASIK surgery, you want to be free from your glasses or contact lenses, but developing dry eyes after LASIK can be both uncomfortable and affect your vision. Proper planning and pretreatment of an existing dry eye condition will give you the best possible outcome....

July 9, 2018

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and in recognition of that, this article discusses the relationship between cataracts and dry eye syndrome....

July 1, 2018

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. It is our goal to help improve awareness about dry eye through educating and communication with our patients. In the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing several articles related to dry eye....

May 1, 2018

Living with dry eyes can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful burden that greatly affects your vision and lifestyle. Are you considering laser vision correction, but are worried about your dry eyes? “With over 300 million people around the world suffering from dry eye, we always check for it,” says Dr. Shilpa Rose of Whitten Laser Eye located in Chevy...

November 28, 2017

Have an eye problem?  See a comprehensive ophthalmologist. Dr. Shilpa Rose is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Whitten Laser Eye.  A comprehensive ophthalmologist provides primary care for all diseases and conditions of the eye and around the eye. Dr. Rose consults on all of our patients at our Chevy Chase, Richmond and Charlotte Hall offices who...

October 5, 2017

We are now located in our temporary office space located in the Barlow Building, Suite 1030, in Chevy Chase.  The Barlow Building is the new Washington, D.C. location for Whitten Laser Eye.  Our other two office locations in Richmond, VA and Charlotte Hall, MD have not moved. Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten are presently conducting their dry eye and vision...

May 22, 2017

Treatment of dry eye syndrome can vary depending upon the cause of your dry eye.  Many people suffer from dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).  MGD leads to rapid evaporation of your tears, thus causing dry eye syndrome. If you have dry eye related to meibomian gland dysfunction, we offer LipiScan and LipiFlow to accurately diagnose and treat...

May 15, 2017

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome.  Upwards of 75% of dry eye patients have MGD which causes dry eye due to increased evaporation of the tears.  MGD is also known as meibomitis or meibomianitis (inflammation of the meibomian glands). Symptoms of MGD are exactly the same as dry eye symptoms, including:...