Possible Causes of Dry Eye Disease

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Aging/Hormonal Changes

eyelid-disease

Eyelid Disease

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Cataract/Lasik Eye Surgery

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Mobile Device/Computer Screen/TV

environmental-factors

Environmental Factors

smoking

Smoking

taking-certain-medications

Taking Certain Medications

some-medical-conditions

Some Medical Conditions

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Eye Makeup/Beauty

The Initial 1 Hour Consultation

 Testing includes:

  • Osmolarity | how concentrated your tears are
  • Breakup Time | how quickly your tears evaporate
  • Lifestyle assessment | questionnaire for signs and symptoms
  • Lid Lag | test for incomplete or partial blinking
  • Lipiscan™ | imaging of Meibomian glands

Procedures include:

  • Blephex procedure | lash (blepharitis) cleaning treatment
  • Bruder Mask™ | proper hot compresses and lid massage
  • Tea Tree oil | mostly for Acne Rosacea patients

 

The follow-up visits included:
3 or 4 Visits in the first 6 months

Progress assessments and suggestions on continuing success of the program

The fee for Dry Eye Disease program, which includes all of the above, is $175.00 and includes a 50% off Restasis and/or Xiidra card for patients where it is useful.

Common Treatments in Dry Eye Disease

nutritional

Nutritional

  • Omega 3 supplementation
  • Water intake
  • Caffeine and alcohol and spice
pharma

Pharma

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Restasis – Xiidra
  • Artificial lubricants
  • Tea tree oils
  • Lid wipes
lifestyle

 Lifestyle

  • Make-up removing
  • Electronics use and exercises
  • Airflow
  • Humidifiers
procedures

Procedures

  • Punctal plugs
  • Lipiflow™ — $475/eye