Dry Eye Management
Dry Eye Syndrome
This chronic and often progressive condition stems from a lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. In most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer symptoms, and often, improved vision.
Our doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating dry eyes and other ocular surface diseases. By utilizing the latest technology, we can develop a dry eye treatment regimen designed specifically to manage your particular condition and help alleviate your symptoms.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Healthy Meibomian glands secrete oil with every blink. This oil, or lipid, serves as a critical component of a healthy tear film. When the glands are not functioning correctly, it is called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD. MGD is a leading cause of Dry Eye Disease and can be the source of symptoms such as burning, stinging, and itching. If left untreated Meibomian Gland Dysfunction can worsen over time.
Effective Dry Eye Treatment
LipiFlow is a treatment for your eyelids that effectively combines heat and gentle pressure to loosen the oil trapped within your Meibomian glands. This treatment reduces dry eye symptoms and has long lasting results. It even increases the length of time that you can comfortably wear soft contacts, by up to 4 hours.
TearCare is a software-controlled, wearable eyelid technology that provides targeted and adjustable thermal energy to the meibomian glands. This helps stimulate oil secretion and relieve the underlying cause of chronic dry eye with the blink of an eye.