Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

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LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

29/08/2020: Dry Eye Clinics commence in Leyland in September.

30/07/2020: The world unique InflammaDry test to detect and measure inflammation in dry eye and contact lens discomfort patients avalable from Beth Ralph and Andrew D Price

01/07/2020: As from learly September 2020 dry eye and contact lens patients can also be seen in Nantwich, Cheshire by Mr Andrew D Price. Email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

21/06/2020: As from late August 2020 dry eye and contact lens patients can also be seen in Southport, Merseyside by Mr Andrew D Price. Email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

12/06/2020: As of mid-June 2020 we are starting to put our Contact Lens and Dry Eye Clinics together in our diaries, extending and spacing appointments further apart so that safe distancing and clinical standard hygiene measure can be effective, this along with an anticipated demand for appointments indicates that patients who would like to see Beth or me are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Please email Andrew Price patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  or Elizabeth Ralph beth.ralph19@icloud.com

23/05/2020:  Dry Eye Clinic Video published - watch here.

03/05/2020:  Remote non-urgent consultations with Andrew D Price, now available 7 days/week, day or evening by phone or Webcam Consult. Send initial email to patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  

03/05/2020: A collaborative agreement between private ophthalmology and Andrew D Price at the Dry Eye/Contact Lens Clinic of ADP-EyeCare at Focus-In Opticians of Rhyl. See more.

04/04/2020: Lipiflow page discusses treatment. See In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments under Dry Eyes Clinic menu-point.

25/03/2020:  New feature of the ADP-EyeCare website is the downloadable, savable, optionally printable Contact Lens Referral documents with all fields open for text. Go to ADP-EyeCare where you will find it under the Contact Lens Menu Point.

 

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – help is at hand!

If you are affected by dry or watery eyes and can travel to North Wales, Southport, Nantwich or Stoke-on-Trent I, or my colleague in the East-Midlands, can offer a dedicated specialist evaluation of your dry/watery eyes in a dedicated clinic. Effective treatment plans now offer help to the vast majority of dry/watery eye patients. We like to think we are always looking for steps forward in our examinations and care for our patients, so not every test, exam, treatment, therapy or product is delivered in the same way by every practitioner at the same time, as we evaluate and constantly look to improve our already excellent results.  

Burning, stinging, grittiness, itching, soreness, tired eyes – these may be Dry Eye symptoms

dry or watery eyes Eye - Tear Film

 

 

Common symptoms can include:
  • Burning/stinging
  • Grittiness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye redness
  • Variable vision/eye tiredness
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Excessive watery eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms can be varied in nature and degree, they can occur more in some environments and when doing certain tasks, and interestingly many patients don’t relate these symptoms to dryness. Sometimes these symptoms only occur, or are worse in warm, dry, air conditioned environments, in the office or on aircraft. Certain tasks such as reading, using a computer or driving can also exacerbate the problems. If this sounds familiar I can almost certainly help.

What is causing the symptoms?

There is more than one form of dry/watery eye; there may be an insufficiency of quantity of tears, a reduction in the quality of tears or a combination of both. Recent research has shown the quality of tears to be the most common factor.

Factors that influence your tears

ME CheckInfluences can be:

  • Disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Skin conditions
  • Medications
  • Increasing age
  • Eye/lid infection/inflammation

Many patients have tried, without success, to address their dry/watery Eye symptoms for many years. Probably trying some of the many drops, either prescribed or off the shelf. In many cases these have given little or no relief.

How can we help?

Please express your interest in a Dry Eye Assessment by email (please see specific regions below), so we can structure your appointment, telling us of your symptoms and previous eye care both self-treatments and professional. These Dry Eye Clinic appointments are not funded by the NHS so a private fee will be payable, we will advise you of that before making the appointment. we will carry out a detailed assessment of your dry/watery eye, these may include some of, if not more than, the following steps:

  • Health and medication history
  • Symptoms/Past dry/watery eye treatments
  • Tear quantity/quality assessments
  • Microscope examination of the front of the eye and lids
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  • At end of the Dry Eye Assessment we will discuss the findings and suggest a treatment plan with you. we may offer in-practice treatments and/or will instruct you fully on how to obtain the best benefit on use of treatments you can do at home and arrange a follow-up visit to monitor progress.

What do I do next?

Email Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss further, with a view to arranging an initial appointment in my North-Wales, Southport, Nantwich or Stoke-on-Trent clinic or Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the East-Midlands. 

Personal portfolios can be found here: Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA and Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL.

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