Dry eye is a chronic condition that means that your eyes don’t have the essential lubrication they need to function. Tears are necessary for lubricating your eyes, flushing out foreign objects or invaders, and helping you see more clearly.
In some cases, you don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes adequately. It’s also possible that the combination of oil, water, and mucus — components of tears — is imbalanced. No matter what the underlying issue is, dry eye is often linked to:
Computer work habits
Eyelid inflammation (blepharitis)
Long-term use of contact lenses
Hormonal fluctuations (common with women)
Refractive eye surgeries, including LASIK
Chronic health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes
Sometimes, environmental factors are to blame, too. For instance, if you’re regularly exposed to wind, dry air (including indoor heat), and pollution, your risk of dry eye increases.
We start with a full eye examination and carefully examine the ocular surface with specific diagnostic equipment to determine which areas of the tear film are in distress. Dr. Ferrucci will then formulate an initial treatment plan which may include:
Lid margin hygiene to encourage better oil gland production
Discussion of supplements that may be beneficial
Possible prescription eye drop medication
TempSure Envi procedures to revitalize the oil glands along the lid margins
Intense Pulse Light Therapy to reduce redness and vessel inflammation around the eyes and Demodex eradication
Autologous serum eye drops
Or a combination of some of these strategies
Nonsurgical blepharoplasty treatment uses RF energy to effectively and safely treat dry and baggy eyes for a healthier-looking, smoother appearance. This treatment can also treat meibomian gland disorder, the leading cause of dry eye syndrome.
Tempsure Radiofrequency treats dry eye by opening the meibomian glands which allows the oils to flow into the tearfilm as well as strengthening the eyelid by boosting collagen and elastin.
Combining TempSure Envi with LLLT is a safe and excellent treatment for dry eye without having to rely on drops or medication!! It is safe for all ages and skin types and there is no down time!
Developed by NASA, LLLT has proven effective at treating dry eye disease. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils.
• Comfortable, non-invasive procedure • 15 minutes per session
• No recovery time needed
• For use on adults and children
It’s quick and painless! Simply lay back with the Equinox mask on and relax as the warm light clears your glands. LLLT may also help decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne and rosacea.
Learn more about dry eye and this amazing technology at marco.com/mydryeye/
Call us to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate.
This procedure works excellent with our Radio Frequency Skin Tightening treatment.