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There are many reasons why your eyes can become irritated: contact lenses, computer andsmart phone usage, extensive reading, eye disease, environmental conditions, eye surgery, etc. However, if over-the-counter eye drops are not providing enough relief from your chronic symptoms, you may actually have a dry eye condition that requires professional help. Uncovering the root cause of your symptoms will allow us to recommend the best treatment, saving you money and frustration.
Tears serve the necessary functions of lubricating, protecting and nourishing your eyes. If your eyes do not have an adequate and steady flow of tears, you may experience:
Types of Dry Eye
Unlike Aqueous Dry Eye, which occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough tears, Evaporative Dry Eye is caused by blockage to the eyelid glands (the meibomian glands) which leads to a shortage of oil on the surface of the tears and quicker-than-normal tear evaporation.
A product like Restasis® may be effective at treating Aqueous Dry Eye, but it will not treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye.
CorrectVision is proud to offer our dry eye patients the revolutionary LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation treatment. Created by TearScience®, LipiFlow has shown safety and long-term effectiveness in peer-reviewed studies. In fact, LipiFlow was shown to improve Evaporative Dry Eye symptoms in 79% of patients within four weeks of treatment.
Treatment Options for Dry Eye in South Florida
iLux®: application of controlled heat to melt blockages
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation Treatment: application of controlled heat to stimulate the production of tear film oils
Restasis®: eye drops to help your body produce more natural tears
Artificial tears: lubricating eye drops
Punctual Plugs :small device that is implanted into your tear duct to prevent tears from escaping
Home remedies: warm compresses, eyelid cleansing, nutritional supplements
iLux® Treatment in South Florida
Evaporative Dry Eye patients may find relief with the iLux
device. Using the application of LED light and compression to the eyelids, the
device raises the temperature of the eyelids to ultimately melt the blockages
in the meibomian glands. This handheld device is very easy to use and provides gentle,
comfortable treatment. The temperature of the eyelids is continually monitored
so the precise amount of therapeutic heat is applied. Our doctors have the
ability to view the blocked meibomian glands during the treatment process. Every
treatment is completely tailored to each unique patient’s needs.
The best news is that this treatment takes less than 8 minutes
for most patients and it is very affordable. To find out if iLux is right for
your dry eye symptoms, contact us today to schedule an eye exam.
LipiFlow® Treatment in South Florida
CorrectVision is proud to offer our Evaporative Dry Eye patients
the revolutionary LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation treatment. Created by
TearScience®, LipiFlow has shown safety and long-term effectiveness in
peer-reviewed studies. In fact, LipiFlow was shown to improve Evaporative Dry
Eye symptoms in 79% of patients within four weeks of treatment.
How LipiFlow Works
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System unblocks the eyelid glands, allowing them to resume production of complex natural oils. The treatment includes the application of precisely-controlled heat to the inner eyelid. The single-use activator applies adaptive pressure to stimulate the production of oils for tear film. The treatment typically lasts approximately 12 minutes per eye.
Is LipiFlow Right for You?
The LipiFlow treatment may not be right for your eyes. We use the non-invasive LipiView interferometer to assess your tear film and the Meibomian Gland Evaluator TM to examine the quantity and quality of the oils. Dr. Marc Bosem can perform the virtually painless LipiFlow treatment right in our office.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.