Dry Eye Center

Dry Eye Center

Dry Eye Center

Dry Eye Center

Dry Eye Treatments

OptiLight with Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Since dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease, we need a treatment option that provides a multi-factorial solution. In our practice, OptiLight has become a foundational treatment option to give patients lasting relief, plus it has been FDA approved. It has a long list of clinical studies showing its safety and efficacy.

How Does it Work?

  1. OptiLight breaks the dry eye vicious cycle of inflammation by reducing major sources of inflammation leading to dry eye diseases such as abnormal blood vessels, Demodex mites, and pro-inflammatory agents.

  2. OptiLight restores the function of meibomian glands and improves tear break-up time.

What Should I Expect?

The treatment protocol typically consists of 4 sessions, about 2 to 4 weeks apart:

  • During treatment, the doctor will cover the patient's eyes with pads over the eyelids OR corneal shields. After the eyes are protected, a thin layer of coupling gel is applied to the treatment area.

  • During the treatment, light is applied to the skin around the eyes, most patients report minimal or no discomfort.

  • OptiLight is usually followed by meibomian gland expression.

  • Each session takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • There is commonly no downtime and patients often resume their daily activities immediately after their treatment session.

  • Patients typically report improvement after 2 to 3 treatments. For optimal results, 4 sessions are advised.

  • Maintenance sessions depend on the duration, severity, and frequency of symptoms but are usually recommended every 3-6 months.

TempSure Envi Radiofrequency (RF)

A laser treatment that treats Meibomian Gland Disease (MBD) by safely and effectively stimulating clogged tear glands and reviving an optimal surface for the eye.

How Does it Work?

  1. TempSure Envi RF increases your skin’s temperature for a defined amount of time. This heat triggers the body’s natural reaction to produce new collagen. These new collagen fibers are tighter and denser. As a result, excess skin in the lower or upper eyelid is reduced.

  2. It works on all skin types. We usually recommend that you schedule a series of treatments and regular maintenance appointments to help your body counteract the loss of collagen that is part of the natural aging process.

What Should I Expect?

A pleasant and effective treatment every time:

  • During your treatment, you will experience a gentle warming sensation around the target area(s).

  • Treatments last about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

  • After the treatment, there is usually only a slight amount of redness on the skin, which quickly subsides.

  • There is no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately.

A novel treatment for Dry Eye Disease & Meibomian Gland dysfunction that uses localized heat and compression therapy. The treatment is complete once cloudy or inspissated meibum is expressed or clear meibum appears on the lid margin.

How Does it Work?

  1. With your eye doctor by your side every step of the way, the iLUX MGD Treatment System incorporates the innovative Smart Tip Patient Interface to deliver treatment directly to the blocked meibomian glands. Provide real-time feedback as the doctor administers therapeutic heat and then expresses the oil. Now that the glands are unblocked, it will be easier for the oil to be released naturally.

  2. Depending on the severity of blockage or damage to the oil glands, the treatment may be repeated multiple times. On average, the treatment is usually repeated 2-4 times per year.

What Should I Expect?

​On average, the treatment is usually repeated 2-4 times per year:

  • The treatment is not painful but the patient may feel slight pressure.

  • 85% of patients with signs and symptoms of dry eye disease have oil deficiency; therefore, treatment of the oil glands is advised for maximum relief.

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