for Dry Eye
Based on our findings we will be able to make a proper diagnosis as to the particular cause of your dry eye syndrome and prescribe the necessary tear substitutes, lubricants or gels, prescription medications, non prescription treatments and/or in office procedures to help restore your tear film back to normal and make you more comfortable.
Tear Substitutes, Gels & Lubricants
For patients with moderate to severe dry eyes who may have already tried using artificial tear eye drops and punctal plugs without relief, the prescription of Restasis® or Xiidra® eye drops, with or without the other treatments, may often help alleviate your symptoms. Even with the above treatment options, there are some patients that may not respond as well as desired due to some underlying, low-grade inflammatory or infectious process. In these cases, it may be necessary for us to also prescribe an oral antibiotic such as doxycycline or an anti-inflammatory eye drop such as a steroid eye drop.
Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASED)
Dry Eye Masks such as the Bruder Hot Mask or eyegeine Instant Hot Mask may be prescribed to help dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Oral Omega Supplements such as Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) Dry Eye Omega or Science Based Health (SBH) HydroEye may be recommended.
In Office Procedures
With the iLUX® Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) dry eye problems, we use a handheld device that is designed to heat and apply gentle pressure to the eyelids in order to open up blocked meibomian glands which produce necessary oils. This makes it easier for the glands to naturally release their oil which is critical for tear film quality and stability.