Why do my eyes
water if I have “dry eye?”
Gaume Giannoni suggested this explaining as a “cake batter” analogy. Very interesting.
In this strategy, it which
compares the tear film to a cake recipe while introducing the concepts of
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and reflex tearing. One could explain to the
patient that, “all cake batter ingredients must be in perfect balance for a
cake to turn out. If you don’t have enough oil, you can’t just add extra water
and expect a delicious, moist cake. In fact, even though extra water is added,
your cake will likely turn out dry and crumbly. The tears that are responsible
for lubricating the eyes are similar to a cake recipe. The components of the
tears, which are mainly mucous, aqueous and oil, must be in the correct balance
to keep your eyes from feeling dry. In your case, your tear-film doesn’t have
enough oil. Your eyes are trying to compensate for this by tearing, which
simply adds more water into the mix. Unfortunately, this isn’t the right recipe
to keep your eyes feeling and seeing great.”
Amber Gaume Giannoni, OD,
March 26th, Ocular Surface News- Optometric Management
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Dr. Amber Gaume Giannoni suggested this explaining as a “cake batter” analogy. Very interesting.