What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?
Are your eyes itchy, sensitive, or irritated? Dry eye syndrome can occur for several reasons. At Visionmax, we treat the most common type of dry eye syndrome with a painless, non-invasive method that restores the function of your natural tears. If you want long-lasting relief from your dry eye syndrome, LipiFlow® may be the answer.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a name used for a collection of symptoms with various causes. In about 86% of cases, dry eye syndrome results from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This condition occurs when the Meibomian glands along the edge of the eyelids become blocked. These glands secrete a lipid or oil that keeps tears from evaporating. Without this lipid, tears cannot keep your eyes moist and lubricated.
What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?
Symptoms of dry eye syndrome vary from person to person. The most common symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
If you experience these symptoms, see an eye care professional. Dry eye syndrome is a treatable condition, and for the large majority of people, LipiFlow® offers an effective, long-lasting treatment option.
How is Dry Eye Syndrome Treated?
At Visionmax, we treat most cases of dry eye syndrome with LipiFlow®. This effective treatment for MGD unblocks the clogged Meibomian glands and restores normal tear function. When the glands start to produce oil again, you will notice your dryness and irritation improve. Since the oil stops your tears from evaporating, they can perform their proper functions again. While other treatments might temporarily relieve symptoms, LipiFlow® reverses the cause of your dry eyes for relief that lasts months or longer.
How Does LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment Work?
LipiFlow® is a ten-minute procedure with no discomfort or downtime. It works by using a combination of warmth and gentle pressure to clear the glands of oil and debris. Once unblocked, the pores will resume normal lipid production. Each LipiFlow® treatment uses a single-use, contoured applicator with computer-guided technology. LipiFlow® is so gentle that you will not need any numbing, and you can return to work immediately afterward.
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What Results Will I See With LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment?
Most people who have LipiFlow® see an improvement in their dry eye syndrome in two to four weeks. Results typically last for several months or even longer. Some people are more prone to MGD than others. You may need an occasional maintenance treatment if your glands tend to clog.
Am I a Candidate for LipiFlow® to Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?
Good candidates for LipiFlow® have dry eye syndrome caused by MGD. Since nearly 90% of those with the condition have MGD, most dry eye sufferers can get relief with LipiFlow®. This non-invasive treatment is safe for almost anyone, and it fits into the busiest schedules.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about LipiFlow® for dry eyes, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!