What is dry eye?
Dry eye or Dry eye Syndrome(DES) is a very common condition that increases with age and affects millions of people around the world. Dry eye is an eye disease which is caused by either an increase in tear film evaporation or by a decrease in tear production. Up until now, the underlying cause of dry eye disease has been difficult to identify and treat effectively, leaving sufferers frustrated and unable to find long-term relief for their dry eye symptoms. Evaporative Dry Eye Disease or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is the most common condition that causes dry eye and affects vision and quality of life.
Common dry eye symptoms are:
- Discomfort and irritation
- Grittiness or feeling of a foreign body in the eye
- Burning or stinging sensation
- Vision disturbance
- Sensitivity to light
What causes dry eye?
Unfortunately, the underlying cause of dry eye disease has been difficult to identify and treat effectively. Now, with breakthrough technology, it’s possible to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye.
What are my treatment options?
We are the 6th centre in the world to announce the new innovative LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation technology to treat chronic dry eye. Finally it is possible to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye by unblocking the meibomian glands that secrete oily lipids. The LipiFlow system is designed to unblock eyelid glands by applying a combination of precise localized heat and programmed intermittent pressure to the eyelid while protecting the eyeball.
A clinical study at 9 US based investigational centers showed effectiveness of LipiFlow treatment at 4 weeks based upon improvement in patients’ meibomian gland secretion.
To evaluate a patient, we first perform a LipiView test which allows us to assess the tear film and blinking action on each patient. A meibomian gland evaluation is performed and then, if needed a LipiFlow treatment is booked.
The LipiView evaluation is $135 for both eyes
The LipiFlow treatment is $699 per eye
To learn more about Tear Science's Lipiflow treatment visit their website : http://www.tearscience.com/