Do You Suffer From Dry, Irritated Eyes?
Dry Eye conditions affect nearly 30 million Americans, causing intermittent or chronic redness, irritation, tearing/discharge, fatigue and other symptoms. Dry eye is often accompanied by chronic eyelid redness and inflammation, a condition called blepharitis. But there’s no need to suffer – real relief starts with a diagnosis based on testing customized to address your symptoms.
RElief is here.
Dry eye can affect anyone at any age, but it becomes more common as people get older and their tear production lessens and/or glands become blocked. Dry eye can also be caused by certain health conditions and medications. A simple appointment with your ophthalmologist can determine if you suffer from dry eye, and assess its severity. Mild cases can usually be treated with over-the-counter and/or prescription eye drops to help your eyes remain clear, moist and comfortable.
Every Lake Eye location features Board-certified ophthalmologists providing an array of Dry Eye Solutions, including accurate diagnosis and evaluation of dry eye conditions, along with treatments specifically designed for cases from mild to severe, intermittent and chronic. Mild cases may be treated using nutritional supplements, prescription eye drops and/or special cleansers. More severe cases of dry eye are usually caused by a chronic disorder called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD. Lake Eye utilizes the most advanced MGD diagnostic and treatment system ever created, for lasting, drug- and surgery-free therapy that can last up to 24 months.
MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD, is a chronic condition associated with over 85% of dry eye cases and causes ongoing redness, burning, scratchiness and overall discomfort. It is caused by a malfunction of the meibomian glands in the eyelids that coat the surface of the eyeball with oil to provide lubrication and maintain the protective water layer created by the tear ducts.
More than just uncomfortable, MGD can invite infection and other diseases of the eye. Your ophthalmologist can perform a gland evaluation and imaging test to determine if you have MGD.
If you’re diagnosed as having MGD, Lake Eye offers effective treatment with LipiFlow®, a patented FDA-cleared external device that applies a gentle combination of heat and massage to the inner eyelids to remove blockages from the meibomian glands so they can function effectively again. After one LipiFlow® session, some healing time and proper follow-up care, most patients find their need for eye drops is significantly reduced or eliminated entirely for up to 24 months. It presents more than a treatment of symptoms – it is a therapeutic approach to alleviating the disease itself.
Blepharitis is a chronic condition associated with eyelid inflammation, redness, dryness, discharge and flakes or debris on the eyelashes. People with blepharitis may also struggle with styes, which are tender red bumps that form near the eyelashes, and chalazia, which usually form along the inside the eyelids or midway up the upper lids.
For people with blepharitis, Lake Eye offers BlephEx™, the first and only clinical treatment for blepharitis. This patented devise gently massages away bacteria, debris and dead skin cells from the lids and lashes using a medical-grade micro-sponge, providing many patients with immediate relief of some symptoms and improvement of the condition with continued treatment. If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis or have the symptoms described above, talk to your Lake Eye doctor about ways to get lasting relief for your irritated eyelids.
Download helpful information about diagnosis and treatment for MGD.
LipiFlow® uses Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTPTM) treatment, a heat and gentle massaging action that evacuate the blockages from the glands, allowing the glands to resume oil production.
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