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Lid Seal Problems

by David Kading, OD, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD

When evaluating patients for dry eye symptoms, eye care practitioners should be aware of potential problems with lid seal—especially during sleep. Optimal closure of the eyelids prevents evaporation of tears and desiccation of the ocular surface. David Kading, OD, explains how to detect lid seal problems and what to recommend for patients who experience this complication.