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 the form of drops or ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you.
We also perform temporary and non-dissolving punctal plugs. These are used to close the ducts that help drain 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 treatment with a temporary plug 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 eye. We may also talk to you about other medications and your nutrition. Many supplements have been helpful for patients with dry eye.
PROKERA® is a therapeutic device used by eye doctors around the world to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. a biological corneal bandage used to promote healing on the surface of the eye.
The first and only rapid, in-office CLIA-waived test that detects elevated levels of MMP-9, an inflammatory marker that is consistently elevated in the tears of patients with dry-eye disease.
A new procedure that allows targeted treatment of evaporative dry eye. The iLux treatment applies light-based heat to the eyelid, melting the trapped oils within the glands