In-office procedures will directly target the source of inflammation and provide long lasting relief from dry eye.
Lipiflow is an automated in-office procedure that uses thermal heat pulsation to liquefy blocked meibomian glands and a light massaging action to remove those blockages. This allows us to treat Dry Eye Syndrome by directly going to the source – the meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for producing the oil that coats tears and prevents evaporation; dysfunction of the meibomian glands is responsible for 86% of dry eye cases.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive and non-laser treatment for rosacea, dry eye, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction that uses pulses of light to reduce inflammation, soften gland secretions, and rejuvenate the meibomian glands. IPL treatments help with dry eye, ocular rosacea and blepharitis by targeting the root of inflammation.
Punctal plugs are made of medical grade silicone or of biodegradable material. Punctal plugs alleviate dry eye syndrome by preventing the tears from draining too quickly from the ocular surface. This procedure is done in office and is typically covered by your medical insurance!
Ocular Prescription Therapies
Unlike artificial tears that rewet the surface of your eye, prescription eye drops help with tear production. Our dry eye doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for prescription eye drops.
Amniotic membranes have incredible healing properties to treat damage, scarring, and infection caused by chronic dry eye. Membranes are made from placental tissue that is collected after a safe and healthy cesarean. Amniotic membranes placed on the eye provide a safe way to reduce scar formation and promote healing.
At Accuvision Dry Eye, we have the most advanced equipment to help diagnose and treat the specific cause of your dry eye. Our start-of-the-art equipment allows us to determine if your symptoms are from poor oil production, inadequate water production, or inflammation. Most importantly, our technology will allow YOU to view the actual oil producing glands through the lids and also see the quality and functionality of your tears.
Once the cause is determined, Dr. Ruchita Shah will create a treatment plan with you, discussing all available options. Contact us for a dry eye evaluation today!
Contact us today to find the right treatment plan for you.