The Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease Clinic is expressly dedicated to the treatment of a group of conditions characterized by loss of water from the tear film sufficient to increase the amount of salt relative to the amount of water. This causes the salt concentration to rise and pull water from the eye surface making it dry and causing symptoms of dryness, burning and sandy-gritty irritation.
The clinic is directed by Jeffrey P. Gilbard, MD who specializes in the treatment of dry eye and other problems of the eye surface. Dr. Gilbard is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientific Officer of Advanced Vision Research. He is well-known as the inventor of a line of products for dry eye that include drops, a gel, and an omega-3 supplement that have helped patients worldwide.