Latest technology to treat Dry Eye!
– Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (Lipid layer dysfunction)
– Sjogren’s syndrome
– Increased screen time (Computer Use)
– Contact lens wear
– Androgen Deficiency
– Environmental Factors
– Medications such as antihistamines/antidepressants
Symptoms of Dry Eye include but are not limited to:
– Foreign body sensation
– Excessive tearing
– Blurry Vision
– Light sensitivity
– ~44 million adults in the US have symptoms of dry eye
– With prolonged screen time the numbers are rising exponentially
– 80-90% of this population suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
At Harvard Square Eye Care we provide dry eye services from diagnostic tools to treatment options for qualifying patients. We have state of the art technology that can help us pinpoint what the cause of dry eye is for each individual along with treatment options that would best fit their case.
Phoenix Meibography: Diagnostic tool to help identify cause of dryness + tracking progression/improvement. The Phoenix Meibography Workstation with Topography gives a dynamic view of non-invasive tear film break-up time with tear meniscus height imaging and measurement. Other features include:
– Imaging of the Tear Film Dynamics (Video)
– Fluorescein Imaging
– Meibomian Glands Imaging & Analysis
Equinox Low Level Light (LLLT) Therapy: Dry eye therapy that is quick and easy to relieve symptoms long-term
Marco Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is indicated for the application of localized heat when the current medical community recommends the application of periorbital heat to the eyelids. Such applications would include Meibomian Gland Disfunction (MGD), Dry Eye or
Blepharitis, Chalazion, and Stye. The LLLT mask utilizes medical grade LEDs for light modulation, a photobiomodulation technology that stimulates the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) by emitting a specific wavelength of light. It also significantly warms the eyelids to temperatures
recommended for periorbital heat treatment. The increase in cellular action that triggers endogenous heat combined with the external thermal heating helps stimulate the normalization of the glands. This technology has been used in medicine for over 10 years but only until recently did doctors discover its benefit for periocular inflammatory conditions.
Meibomian Gland Expression: Help with releasing clogged oil glands that may protect tears to stay longer on the eye.
Punctal Plugs: Helps with keeping tears in the eye longer
Medications/Supplements: Cyclosporine drops therapy/Omega 3 Anti-inflammatory supplements/Bruder Mask to make WCs easy and efficient
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