If you’ve been struggling with dry eyes, you’ve come to the right place…and there is hope! Thanks to advanced technologies, we have treatment options that weren’t even available a few years ago.
Dry Eye Treatment Will Depend On The Cause Of Dry Eyes
The treatment for dry eyes will depend on what’s causing your dry eyes and the severity of your symptoms. In general, dry eye is caused by one or more of these factors.
Below are some of the most common treatments for dry eye syndrome.
Eye Drops and Medications For Dry Eye Syndrome
If you only have dry eye occasionally, or you only have mild symptoms, over-the-counter eye drops might be sufficient to address the problem.
If these don’t work, prescription medications might be in order. Options include:
IPL Therapy (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) For Dry Eye Syndrome
An estimated 80% of dry eye syndrome cases are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which is a blockage of the gland that produces a healthy oil that your eyes need. IPL therapy is an in-office, non-invasive treatment for MGD that uses pulses of light to treat the areas around your eyes, in order to unblock the glands. IPL therapy can be used for the treatment of mild, moderate, or severe dry eye syndrome.
LipiFlow Treatment For Dry Eye Syndrome
LipiFlow also addresses meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), by using a thermal pulsation device to open your blocked glands. For this procedure, your eyes are numbed, using anesthetic eye drops. This cutting-edge device uses warmth, pulsation, and light pressure to remove blockages from your glands. LipiFlow can be used for the treatment of mild or moderate dry eye syndrome.
Other Treatments For Dry Eye Syndrome
Other treatments for dry eyes include: special contact lenses, punctal plugs, and thermal cautery of the lacrimal puncta (the “drains” that remove tears from your eyes).
For more information about treatments for dry eye syndrome, or to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor, contact the eye care specialist that’s near you: