The Chicago Dry Eye Center
of Excellence, Oak Lawn, IL

(708) 229-2200
10320 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Casey L. Hogan, O.D., F.A.A.O. & Associates

dry eye center certified Diagnosing Dry Eye Disease With the TearLab Osmolarity System in Oak Lawn, IL
Dry eye disease is a multi-factorial disease that affects an estimated 25 million people in the United States alone. In fact, dry eye disease is a common reasons that people visit their eye care professional.

The increasing prevalence of dry eye disease is precisely why Dr. Casey Hogan of The Chicago Dry Eye Center became certified by TearLab as an Accredited Dry Eye Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

As an Accredited Dry Eye Center, the staff at The Chicago Dry Eye Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dry eye care by using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments.

One of the latest devices in dry eye technology is the TearLab Osmolarity System. By using the TearLab, The Chicago Dry Eye Center in Oak Lawn Illinois can quickly and painlessly measure a small sample of your tears to determine how dry they truly are.
In fact, the TearLab is the first objective and quantitative test for diagnosing and managing dry eye patients. Using just a nanoliter of tear fluid, the osmolarity data that the TearLab gathers allows patients to understand their level of disease.

Your unique tear number will also allow Dr. Hogan to decipher the best means of treatment for you. If you’ve been experiencing recurring dry eye symptoms including: itching, burning and discomfort, be sure to schedule a TearLab test with Dr. Casey Hogan of The Chicago Dry Eye Center today! 
Dr. Casey Hogan and The Chicago Dry Eye Center in Oak Lawn are dedicated to diagnosing and treating dry eye disease
Why is it important to diagnose and treat
dry eye disease?

For some, dry eye symptoms such as itchy, burning, stinging eyes may seem like a mere nuisance. However, if left untreated, dry eye disease can have serious consequences including but not limited to:
• Permanent corneal scarring
• Corneal ulcers
• Increased susceptibility to eye infections

About the TearLab Osmolarity Test
The TearLab test is the first objective and quantitative test for diagnosing and managing dry eye disease.

How will having the TearLab test benefit you?
• Expect fast and accurate results using only 50 nonliters of tear film to diagnose dry eye disease
• The osmolarity data allows you to understand your individual level of disease
• The ability to compare and track osmolarity results at different stages of the disease 

What’s your number?
Abnormal tear osmolarity is a failure of homeostatic osmolarity regulation.

Increased osmolarity can cause:
• Irregular tear film
• Increased damage to the ocular surface
• Increased inflammation 
What's Your Number?

dry eye Chicago and Oak lawn IL
Dry Eye Oak Lawn and Chicago Illinois  The TearLab measures the salt content in your eyes and is the gold standard for objectively diagnosing dry eye disease.

Your specific osmolarity number is generated by TearLab’s lab on a chip technology. This unique number helps Dr. Hogan determine whether you have dry eye disease, and if so, whether you fall into the mild, moderate or severe category.

How will the test be performed?
The TearLab osmolarity test utilizes a temperature corrected impedance measurement to provide and indirect assessment of osmolarity. The TearLab osmolarity system pen is designed to hold the test card and facilitate pain-free, simple tear fluid collection.

Using a mechanical/electrical interface, the pen is able to convey data to the TearLab reader automatically when docked. 
Advanced Eye Care Professionals 10320 S Cicero Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Phone: (708) 229-2200 Fax: (708) 229-2233

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