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Treatments for Dry Eye
At Miami Contact Lens Institute, we are proud to welcome you to our Dry Eye Clinic. Dry eye syndrome affects nearly 340 million people worldwide and is the result of chronic inflammation and lack of adequate moisture on the surface of the eye. Its effects range from mild discomfort to severe inflammation of the eye. Luckily, there are effective treatments for this condition. At Miami Contact Lens Institute in South Florida, we offer a variety of dry eye treatments to have your eyes feeling more comfortable. Our treatments include:
Treating Dry Eye with Scleral Lenses
These lenses are custom made for each patient and are fitted in a way to vault the cornea and maintain a constant reservoir of fluid between the lens and the cornea to ensure that it remains hydrated. This protects the ocular surface from the environment and blinking friction caused by the eyelids. More over, this fluid layer also compensates for the surface irregularities, leading to improved vision. Our scleral lenses are highly permeable to oxygen and provide the comfort of a soft lens with higher optical quality. Most patients will have no sensation or awareness of the lens while wearing it.
This treatment allows your eye care practitioner to safely deep clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes using a hand held gently, spinning medical grade micro-sponge. This procedure decreases bacterial debris and biofilm, which can lead to inflammatory lid disease. It also improves your eyelids’ overall health and helps control long-term damage to your tear glands.
Advanced Zocushield™ Cleanse
This in office deep cleanse uses unique Hibiscus esculentus-infused Zocusome micelles that gently lift and clear the oil, debris, and residue on your eyelid margins to make your eyes and skin appear more natural and healthier.
Lipiscan ™ Dynamic Meibomian Imaging ™
This advanced imaging allows the eye care practitioner to get a high definition internal view of your oil glands. The technology allows your physician to understand your level of oil gland blockage.
Lipiflow ® Treatment for Dry Eye
This 12-minute in office thermal pulsation treatment revolutionizes dry eye treatment by removing blockages from the meibomian glands, the oil glands that line the lid margins. Eighty-six percent of patients with dry eye symptoms suffer from blocked meibomian glands, a condition known as meibomian gland dysfunction. Lipiflow unblocks these glands, allowing them to properly function and produce oils to naturally lubricate your eye. This oil is essential for a healthy tear film, ocular comfort and stable vision. Lipiflow ® provides a safe, drug free mechanism for reducing dry eye symptoms, as well as works as an early intervention to minimize the effect of meibomian gland dysfunction. This treatment will allow you to live and work more comfortably in air conditioning and during computer and device use, as well as can help you continue comfortably in contact lenses.
Watch how the LipiFlow device administers heat to the meibomian glands without heating the cornea or increasing Intra-ocular pressure.
LipiFlow® as a potential treatment option for patients diagnosed with MGD.
Another Treatment for Dry Eyes – TearCare
Treatment options for dry eyes are available at our state-of-the-art Miami practice. Get an evaluation by one of our leading optometrists today. Please call for an appointment: (305) 814-2299.