Dry Eye Disease is a chronic condition that affects approximately 20 percent of the population.
The disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Since the tears your eyes typically produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision, dry eye can be very harmful. If left untreated, dry eye can damage tissue and possibly scar sensitive corneal tissues, which will impair your vision.
The causes for dry eye can range from the normal aging process, hormonal changes, exposure to certain environmental conditions, problems with normal blinking, medications (e.g., antihistamines, oral contraceptives, antidepressants), or general health problems (e.g., arthritis).
Symptoms of dry eye: burning, grittiness, redness, light sensitivity, excessive tearing, and blurred or fluctuating vision.
Sadly, dry eye disease has no cure. Nevertheless, before treatments can be applied, you need to be diagnosed. At Pazur Eyecare, we carefully examine and precisely test the ocular surface, the tear film, the oil-producing glands (meibomian glands), and eyelids. Using specialized imaging technology, we can evaluate the integrity and function of your meibomian glands.
When it comes to treatments, improve your comfort and maintain your eye health through the use of the following options:
- Artificial tears and lubricants
- Punctual plugs
- Prescription medications
- Nutritional supplements
- Scleral contact lenses
Advanced Therapeutic Technologies
In addition to the above treatment options, more advanced therapeutic technologies are available that revolutionize the way Pazur Eye Care treats the underlying causes of dry eye disease.
TempSure Envi (RF) Therapy
To decongest the meibomian glands, TempSure Envi uses radiofrequency energy that gently penetrates your eyelids to produce heat. In doing so, the glands can produce a rich oil layer for your tear film. Furthermore, it triggers the body’s natural fibroblasts to produce more collagen, which results in tighter and healthier-looking eyelids.
ICON IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy
Speaking of your meibomian glands, IPL can rejuvenate and prevent further destruction of these essential oil-producing glands. In addition, by using special wavelengths and intensities of light, IPL reduces inflammation around you