Dry Eye Treatment
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye is caused by a lack of lubricating proteins in tears or inflammation. The result is uncomfortable eyes and sometimes blurry vision. It can also lead to uncomfortable contact lens use.
What causes Dry Eye?
It can result from environmental factors, aging, and poor nutrition. Some medications and health conditions such as thyroid and immunological disease, can also bring on dry eye symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
Dry Eye is indicated by excessive tearing, and painful, itchy eyes. Light sensitivity, blurry vision, and a foreign-body sensation can also be signs of Dry Eye.
How is it diagnosed?
Tests can be performed on your tears to determine if they lack the proteins needed to properly lubricate the eye. Treatment options can also be explored to see how your eyes respond.
How can Dry Eye be treated?
- Medications- Over-the-Counter and prescription eye drops or ointments may ease the symptoms of Dry Eye.
- Punctal Occlusion- Plugs inserted into the tear ducts can stop the flow of tears allowing them to better nourish the eyes. This procedure is safe and painless and can be reversed if necessary.
- Supplements and diet- vitamin supplements and a diet rich in Omega -3 can lessen the effects of Dry Eye.
- In-office treatments like Lipiflow and BlephEx.
Dry Eye Treatment Options
The leading cause of Dry Eye Syndrome is lack of oils on the top of the tear film due to gland malfunction or blockage. When LipiFlow® treatment is properly applied, the glands can resume normal oil production or what is known as lipids. The new technology uses a drug-free, single use sterile device to gently stimulate the glands and bring relief to dry, itchy eyes.
BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows the doctor to take an active role in cleaning your eyelid margins. BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of eyelid symptoms.
BlephEx® cleans eyelids to maintain eyelid hygiene. With regular treatments, the eyelids stay clean and symptom-free.
The BlephEx® treatment only takes a few minutes to perform.
Facial Hydrating Sprays
Enhance the benefits of moist-heat and cold therapies with one of our specially formulated Facial Hydrating Sprays. It reduces the signs of aging and is a great antidote to dry, tired, or puffy eyes.
Gentle Tea Tree Oil Cleanser by Eye Eco
Formulated to be non-irritating to the eyes, the tea tree concentrations cleanse, hydrate and soothe.
Relief from Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a fairly common disease marked by the inflammation of the eyelids. Several conditions, including blockage of the oil glands in the eye, bacterial infection, or allergies can lead to the onset of Blepharitis. The condition can be very uncomfortable and it is important to treat it early to prevent chronic issues.
The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress was specifically engineered to naturally moisturize dry, irritated eyes caused by Blepharitis, Styes, or Dry Eye Disease.