Here at Arbor Eye Center, we are proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients.
To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes.
There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you. We can detect the cause of your dry eye by administering a Lipiscan, Osmolarity test, and inflammatory screening.
Our main medical treatment for dry eye here at Arbor Eye Center is called Lipiflow. Lipiflow is a long-term treatment designed to remove gland blockages and restore the function of natural oil flow on your eye’s surface. Lipiflow eliminates these blockages by applying heat to your inner eyelids, combined with a gentle pulsated massage.
We also perform temporary and non-dissolving punctal plugs. These are used to close the ducts that help with the overflow of tears. If you stop the tears from draining out of your eye, you will have more tears in your eyes. We start with a temporary one to see if it is going to help before trying a more permanent arrangement.
If necessary, we may also prescribe a medication for chronic dry eyes. We may also talk to you about other medications and your nutrition. Many supplements have been helpful for patients with dry eye.