Dry eye disease affects 40 million Americans. While common dry eye disease is treatable, many people suffer for years from the discomfort and pain. Most try various products to manage their disease, and while many of the Over-The-Counter products can provide relief, it is just temporary symptom relief. ABBA Eye Care has the tools to help figure out not only what’s causing your dry eye symptoms but target the root cause so you can feel better and see better. 

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a leading cause of Dry Eye Disease. Dry Eye Disease is rarely due to a lack of the watery part of your tears. 86% of dry eye patients have MGD.

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What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a progressive disease of the ocular surface. Long term, failure to treat MGD can lead to chronic discomfort and degradation of vision, significantly impacting quality of life.

Healthy Meibomian glands that line your upper and lower eyelids secrete oil with every blink. Your Meibomian glands produce the oily part of the tear film needed to protect the surface of your eye by preventing the evaporation of the watery part of your tears. When this function is not working well, your eyes may feel dry. Keeping the function and structure of your Meibomian glands healthy before you become symptomatic is key, as MGD progresses over time.

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What can contribute to Dry Eye or MGD?

It’s important to review your health history and lifestyle in order to identify dry eye and MGD risk factors. Conditions that can contribute to dry eye and MGD:

What are some dry eye symptoms?

Dry eye disease feels different than you might expect. For some, it might mean dry, irritated, and red eyes, but to others it might mean irritation wearing contacts or even watery eyes. 

  • Watery eyes 
    • It sounds counterintuitive, but your eyes could be producing more tears to make up for lower quality tears.
  • Blurry vision
    • Have you ever had blurry vision and had to blink a few times to see clearly again? If this happens often, you may have dry eye. 
  •  Dry, gritty, burning sensations, or stinging sensations in the eye.


We can evaluate your eyes for dry eye and develop a treatment plan. Think you might have dry eye? Call now to ask us about any unusual or uncomfortable sensations you experience—we’ll find out if dry eye is the cause!

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With more than 20 years of dry eye treatment, Dr. Kerry Garwood understands how to build an effective treatment plan that fits your specific dry eye needs.

Dr. Kerry Garwood completed her undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University. She then graduated from Southern College of Optometry earning her Doctorate of Optometry in 1999. Before she moved to Colorado Dr. Garwood worked at a laser center doing pre/post-operative refractive surgery care. She has worked at ABBA Eye Care since 2012.

Outside of work she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Douglas Kim completed his undergraduate schooling before moving on to the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA to obtain his Doctorate of Optometry. He has been practicing optometry for 13 years and has been with ABBA Eye Care for the last six years. Outside of work Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his wife, son and his two dogs.