DRY EYE CARE
Experience Relief: Comprehensive Dry Eye Services for Enhanced Vision and Comfort
Discover comfort from dry eyes through our specialized services and cutting-edge technologies at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Our dedicated team of eye care professionals prioritizes precision and expertise, delivering personalized care to cultivate clear and healthy vision tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
DRY EYE EXPLAINED
Dry eyes occur when the eyes don’t produce enough quality tears or when tears evaporate too quickly. Tears are essential for maintaining the health and lubrication of the eyes. They consist of a mixture of water, oils, mucus, and antibodies, and they help nourish the cornea, protect against infections, and ensure clear vision. Oddly enough, if you are prone to excessive eye watering or tearing, you might actually have a condition called dry eye. There are two types of dry eye:
Evaporative Dry Eye, accounting for 86% of all dry eye: caused by blockage to the eyelid glands (meibomian glands) which leads to a shortage of oil on the surface of the tears and quicker-than-normal tear evaporation
Aqueous Dry Eye, accounting for 14% of all dry eye: occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough tears
Tears are necessary to help lubricate, protect and nourish our eyes. Without a steady flow of tears, eye irritation may result in:
- Light sensitivity
- Eye fatigue
- Blurry vision
Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life; activities like reading, watching TV, driving or working on the computer. For some patients, over-the-counter or prescription eye drops will provide relief for dry eye symptoms. However, if these are ineffective you may need to have an eye doctor assess your situation and determine the root cause of your dry eye. Knowing the reason for your dry eye symptoms is the only way to successfully treat this condition.
The TearScienceTM LipiFlowTM Thermal Pulsation System, is a medical device used by physicians in addressing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The procedure centers around Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTP) to uniquely apply heat and peristaltic motion to the eyelid to remove gland obstructions and stagnant gland content.
OptiLight by Lumenis® is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management. OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.
The TearCare® System is intended for the application of localized heat therapy in adult patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), when used in conjunction with manual expression of the meibomian glands.
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
BENEFITS OF DRY EYE TREATMENT
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WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR
DRY EYE TREATMENT?
Individuals presenting symptoms like irritation, redness, blurred vision, or a gritty sensation indicative of dry eyes are suitable candidates for dry eye treatment. Moreover, those with a diagnosed dry eye disease or related conditions can benefit from targeted treatments to relieve discomfort and enhance overall eye health. Seeking dry eye treatment is especially pertinent for individuals with prolonged computer usage. If you are troubled by dry eyes, consulting with an eye care professional will assist in determining the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the symptoms of dry eye.
- You feel like your eyes are stinging and burning.
- Blurred vision, especially when reading
- There is a scratchy or gritty feeling like something is in your eye.
- There are strings of mucus in or around your eyes.
- Your eyes are red or irritated. This is especially true when you are in the wind or near cigarette smoke.
- It is painful to wear contact lenses.
- You have lots of tears in your eyes.
- Having a lot of tears in your eyes with dry eye might sound odd. But your eyes make more tears when they are irritated by dry eye.
Dry eye happens when the eye doesn’t make enough tears or makes poor-quality tears. As a result, the surface of the eye isn’t lubricated enough. In other words, there’s a lack of balance in the tear-flow system. Many factors can unbalance the system:
Health conditions can affect your ability to make tears. These conditions include Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and collagen vascular diseases.
Environmental triggers, such as pollution or the weather, play a role.
Medicines like these can sometimes cause dry eye:
- some glaucoma medicines
- asthma medicine
- birth control pills
- hormone replacement therapy
Your ophthalmologist will begin with an eye exam. They will look at your eyelids and the surface of the eye. They will also check how you blink. There are many different tests that help diagnose dry eyes. Your ophthalmologist may do a test that measures the quality or the thickness of your tears. They may also measure how quickly you produce tears.
Dry eye is a chronic condition without a cure, but various treatments are available to help alleviate symptoms. It may be necessary to explore multiple treatment options to determine the most effective approach for your individual needs.
You should consider seeing a doctor for dry eyes if you experience persistent symptoms such as irritation, redness, blurred vision, or discomfort. Additionally, seeking medical attention is advisable if at home maintenance provides insufficient relief or if your daily activities are significantly impacted by dry eye symptoms.
EXPERT DRY EYE TREATMENT AT MOSADDEGH EYE INSTITUTE
Entrust your vision to the experienced team at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our Dry eye treatment. Rediscover a clear vision and enhance your quality of life with our comprehensive solutions.