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What is a Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that develops when your eyes do not produce and maintain enough tears to keep the eye’s surface lubricated. The symptoms vary from person to person. Often time’s patients are completely asymptomatic and have no idea that dryness is an issue until the optometrist brings it to their attention. The effects can range from minor dryness and discomfort to pain, blurred vision and frequent infections. Once treatment is initiated by one of our eye doctors, patients start to realize the difference in their eyes and notice that what they thought was normal actually wasn’t so.

Symptoms of dry eye syndrome can vary depending on the severity of the condition but can include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Stinging
  • Blurry vision
  • Pain
  • Foreign Body Sensation

When it comes to treating dry eyes, each individual’s needs are unique. Treatment is initiated with the least invasive yet effective method. With careful follow up and monitoring, it is determined if other therapies need to be added. Treatment may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humidifier
  • Prescription Eye Drops or Ointments
  • Warm Eyelid Compresses
  • Eyelid Scrubs
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Surgical Punctal Occlusion
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Lipi Flow
  • Radio Frequency

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What is LipiScan?

LipiScan is non-invasive procedure done in-office during our dry eye assessment which helps our doctors see and analyze the health of your meibomian glands. It plays an important role in diagnosing and treating the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

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LipiFlow® is an efficient and effective FDAapproved treatment for Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) — the leading cause of dry eye. LipiFlow® treats MGD by warming and massaging the inside of the eyelids for 12 minutes to restore healthy oil production and improve tear quality.

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Lumecca IPL

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What is Lumecca IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light delivers non laser light therapy that increases the temperature of the eyelid, and promotes secretion of meibum from the Meibomian glands, ablates Demodex, and interrupts the inflammatory cascade that contributes to MGD.

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IPL liquifies the thickened meibum, and reduces the diameter of the inflammatory blood vessels. It has a positive effect on tear film characteristics and patients with dry eyes. IPL treats chalazia, DED and MGD


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What is FORMA I?

FORMA-I is a treatment used to address dry eye symptoms caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (mgd). It is intended for use in the periorbital area and eyelids, And relieves inflammation of the meibomian glands and eye irritation.


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Our new Radio Frequency treatment generates heat energy to break up oils that are clogged in the meibomian glands. As these oils break up and become liquid, the tears regain the correct composition of fluids and any meibomian gland blockage is cleared so that tears can flow again.

How does FORMA I work?

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