We utilize a number of methods in treating and managing dry eye. After diagnosing the root cause of the symptoms our doctors will walk through the process of how to address your specific needs, some treatments include:
- Prescription eye drops that promote tear production
- Removable tear duct plugs
- Warm compresses
- Eye lid cleaners
- PRN Omgea 3 Fish Oil supplements
Watch the videos below to learn more about some symptom management options or click through the links under the “Dry Eye Syndrome” tab above if you’d like more in depth information.
Ocusoft: Retaine Drops
Unlike other lubricant eye drops which can evaporate quickly, Retaine® MGD™ provides long-lasting relief for moderate to severe dry eyes. It effectively delivers ingredients through the electrostatic attraction between positively charged droplets and the negatively charged ocular surface. It adds moisture while the lipid component lubricates and protects the surface of the eye. It is especially helpful in conditions associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
Punctal plugs are devices that are inserted into the tear ducts. They help block moisture from draining into the tear ducts, causing it remain longer on the eye. This can truly improve dry eye symptoms and is a stouter solution to this condition than eye drops.
You can get a punctal plug that is made of silicone that could last for a long period of time, depending on the eye. A temporary option may be made of a fibrous material that will dissolve. Either option may be appropriate for individuals with severe or long-term dry eye.
Bruder Eye Compress
The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress opens oil glands and allows natural oils to flow back into the eye relieving discomfort from aging, contact lenses, use of digital devices and more.
The easy-to-use compress delivers an effective moist heat treatment. Simply microwave for 20-25 seconds and apply for 10 minutes or as prescribed.
The compress helps stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation. Properly hydrated and lubricated eyes can expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
PRN Fish Oil:
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