About Dry Eye Syndrome
Most individuals will occasionally deal with dry, irritated eyes, but chronic or repeated symptoms could be dry eye syndrome. This common condition is the result of either a lack of tears or unbalanced tear components, which in turn could be caused by medical conditions, various medications, or lifestyle factors. Tears are fundamental to the overall health of the eyes, and when they are not present, it can lead to extreme discomfort and even blurry eyesight. The experienced ophthalmologists at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center offer a number of treatments for patients suffering from dry eye syndrome. Contact our Boca Raton, FL practice to schedule a consultation, and explore your options.
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How is dry eye syndrome treated?
Your unique dry eye treatment will depend on the underlying reason behind your dry eyes. Following an in-depth exam and consultation, our team can decide which treatment best suits your specific needs. Many patients with minor cases of dry eye can reduce their symptoms with prescription or nonprescription artificial tears. If your condition is more complicated, there are several procedures available for addressing the different underlying causes of dry eye. If your dry eye is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) where the glands in the eyelids have become obstructed, our office offers LipiFlow® to unblock meibomian glands and increase the production of lubrication oils.
What can I expect with Lipiflow?
LipiFlow is an innovative FDA-cleared device designed to deliver therapeutic energies to the meibomian glands without interfering with the eye's fragile structures. To begin your procedure, our LipiFlow specialists will numb your eyes with anesthetic eye drops and place the LipiFlow activators over your eyes. The activators will use a combination of heat and gentle pressure to safely eliminate gland obstructions. The procedure takes a total of 12 minutes, and when the activators are removed, you will be able to return to your regular routine. Following the procedure, normal gland function recovers and you can expect maximum improvement in eye lubrication over a period of 6 – 8 weeks.
Relieve Your Dry Eye Today
Having dry eye syndrome is more than just painful, and it can also result in reduced vision if left untreated. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms and have been unable to get relief from over-the-counter solutions, plan a dry eye exam at our Boca Raton, FL facility. Our wonderful team at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center can diagnose and treat the different types of dry eye syndrome.