LipiFlow: Treating MGD With LipiFlow
LipiFlow is the only electronic device cleared by the FDA for treatment of (MGD) Meibomian gland dysfunction with clinical studies that demonstrate safety and effectiveness.* LipiFlow utilizes Vectored Thermal Pulsation technology and a patented algorithm of precise heat that is applied to the inner eyelids with directed gentle massage to remove blockages from the meibomian glands. This treatment is designed to restore the natural oil flow to the tear film that covers the eye’s surface.
Blephex: How BlephEx® Works
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure used to very precisely remove scurf and debris while exfoliating your eyelids.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.
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Prokera: Heal the Ocular Surface
What does PROKERA do?
The amniotic membrane tissue in PROKERA has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with PROKERA have quicker healing, less scarring, and less inflammation. The amniotic membrane in PROKERA is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye and protects your eye's damaged tissue while inserted.
What does PROKERA treat?
PROKERA is used by eye doctors to treat eye diseases such as keratitis, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation.
Punctal Occlusion (tear drainage duct occlusion) is a procedure that eye doctors use to improve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Punctal occlusion consists of inserting punctal plugs (silicone or collagen) into the tear drainage area of the eye to keep the tears in the eyes longer.
At the end of your visit, you will be given a detailed report and customized treatment plan with explanations of your unique dry eye disease components. We will work together to establish a plan that improves not just your day to day symptoms but also the underlying deficiencies. More than anything we want to prevent further disease progression. Dry eye disease is chronic and there is no quick fix. We will follow-up at least every 3 months for progress evaluations and treatment plan adjustments as you improve.