Treatments to Relieve Dry Eye
Find relief from dry, itchy, irritated eyes.
Dry eyes affect millions of people in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from this uncomfortable condition.
If you need help, book an appointment at The Focal Pointe. We’ll help you find a treatment option that brings you the relief you’re searching for.
What are the common symptoms of dry eye?
Everyone experiences dry eye differently because there are so many potential underlying causes.
Typical symptoms include:
- Redness or eyes that appear irritated and bloodshot
- Consistent burning or tingling sensations in the eyes
- Eyes that feel itchy or as if they have something in them
- Increased sensitivity to bright lights or sunlight
- Excessive tearing, or eyes that always appear watery
How is dry eye diagnosed and treated?
Through imaging of the meibomian glands, measuring osmolarity of the tear film, and screening for certain conditions, we are able to diagnose and provide treatment for the condition.
Some of the typical treatments include:
Treat the root cause of dry eye: chronic inflammation. The IProX IPL/RF is a drug-free, drop-free, light-based treatment, which targets the root causes of surface disease and blepharitis. It treats periocular inflammatory conditions such as ocular rosacea and telangiectasia, which may lead to ocular surface conditions such as dry eye. In addition, radiofrequency (RF) energy to safely and effectively treat dry eyes and what people often describe as ‘baggy eyes’ and wrinkles for a smoother, healthier-looking appearance. Meibomian Gland Disorder (MBD) is the leading cause of dry eye and discomfort in the eye area.
Prokera Amniotic Membranes
PROKERA® biologic corneal bandage devices are used by eye doctors around the world to heal and treat ocular conditions such as keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, filamentary keratitis, persistent epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas, herpetic ulcers, and many other ocular surface diseases such as chemical burns and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
The NuLids System is an FDA Registered, highly effective once-a-day at-home treatment device specifically designed to reduce the signs and symptoms associated with blepharitis and dry eye. The NuLids System is easy-to-use and only takes one minute to complete for both eyes. The NuLids device is compact and cordless so you can take it just about anywhere.
Dry eyes are not only uncomfortable — they can also be bad for the health of your eyes. Book an appointment at The Focal Pointe to find relief.