Itchy and persistent dry eyes can be a major irritant to people. This condition can also lead to long-term or permanent damage to your vision, so getting treated for your dry eye is the right thing to do. Fortunately, Seymour Eye Clinic offers a number of different treatment options to help treat and fix the underlying conditions for dry eye.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is one of several treatment options that we offer our patients. This therapy was accidentally discovered when physicians were using the technique to treat rosacea on their patient's faces. Several patients found that the therapy not only helped to reduce their rosacea but was also helping relieve their dry eyes. After this claim from several patients, doctors performed examinations and found that their patients were actually recovering from dry eye.
IPL utilizes bursts of light at a specific wavelength that are targeted at certain parts of the face to help clear up the eye glands and destroy harmful bacteria. This therapy also increases the blood flow and raises the skin temperature. All of these factors can help to break up any blockages that contribute or cause your dry eye.
MiBo Thermoflo is a revolutionary product that is specifically designed for the treatment and correction of the problems that cause dry eye. This treatment utilizes a special machine that delivers emissive heat to the meibomian gland. Issues associated with dry eye are often caused by a blockage in this gland. The combination of the heat delivered from MiBo Thermoflo and a gentle ocular massage help to break up any secretions in the meibomian gland.
Once the meibomian gland can function properly, the eyes experience increased tear flow. This helps to prevent against the leading type of dry eye; evaporative dry eye. Evaporative dry eye is caused when the surrounding environment wicks moisture away from the eye’s surface faster than the eye can produce the natural lubricant. Call the Seymour Eye Clinic today to schedule your appointment and see if you are a candidate for MiBo Thermoflo treatment.
Many of our patients don’t want to come into our offices every time that they experience dry eyes. NuLids has developed a great new product that our patients can learn to use in our office, and then take home. This machine utilizes a disposable silicone tip that is used to help clear any blockages from the meibomian gland. The procedure only takes about a minute to complete and is designed to be done on a daily basis. After just a few weeks, NuLids has been shown to improve the average tear film breakup time by 83 percent.
In addition, NuLids is often covered by insurance plans, so talk to the staff at Seymour Eye Clinic today to see if this great device could be an option to get you seeing better today!
For patients who need another avenue to treat their dry eye, Nutraceuticals can offer a great tool to add to your arsenal. Nutraceuticals utilize omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that the increase in the omega-3’s can help to correct issues associated with the function of the meibomian gland. Patients are given a pill that is specifically tailored for the treatment of dry eyes (it can also help with some types of arthritis!). This pill is taken daily and helps to restore the function of the meibomian gland, correcting your dry eyes.
Seymour Eye Clinic wants to make sure that you have access to the cutting-edge science available to help correct your eye problems. Call our offices today and see what options we have to help your eyes feel comfortable again today!