Dry Eye Treatment Michigan

Powerful Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eye syndrome can occur any age, but the syndrome is most prevalent in women, particularly after the onset of menopause. Dry eyes are also commonly experienced in patients who have recently had laser eye surgery. This is a natural side effect of the procedure and will subside with time. If you suffer from chronic dry eyes, the vision experts at Yaldo Eye Center have an amazing treatment available to you.

Introducing The MiBo Thermoflow

The MiBo Thermaflow is a new therapeutic device that can significantly improve symptoms for those with chronic dry eyes. The device uses a heated handpiece that is used to massage the outside of the eyelids. The combination of heat and movement helps to break down hardened lipid particles, releasing more of your eyes natural lubricating oils. A small series of treatments can provide months of relief and continual treatments can drastically reduce the effect of chronic dry eyes.

Give us a call today to learn more about the MiBo Thermaflow and find out if this life-changing therapy is right for you!

Dry Eye Treatment Michigan

Dry eye syndrome signifies a decreased production of tears from the small tear glands that produce a moisturizing and lubricating secretion. In a normal eye, approximately 400 drops of tears are produced by these small tear glands every single day. The natural aging process reduces the level of tear production. An average 18-year-old has approximately 60 percent more tear production than an average 65-year old. Pregnancy, arthritis, Vitamin A deficiency, contact lenses, environmental issues, and certain medications have also been known to cause dry eye.

Other Dry Eye Treatments

Artificial tears are the most common initial treatment method for dry eye syndrome. While a wide range of artificial tears is available over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications such as steroids and Restasis®. Other treatments include a change in diet to increase your intake of fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Dry eye treatment is a stepped process. If artificial tears and anti-inflammatory medications do not control this chronic condition, your doctor may recommend collagen plugs that treat dry eyes by preventing the tears that your eye naturally produces from draining. A collagen plug, about the size of a grain of rice, is inserted into the tear drainage canals of your lower eyelids. There is no pain or discomfort and no anesthesia is required. After seven to ten days, the collagen plugs dissolve. This procedure is performed right at Yaldo Eye Center’s on-site outpatient surgical facility.

If you are troubled with dry eye syndrome, our board-certified ophthalmologists at Yaldo Eye Center can help you manage or cure this common eye problem. Dry eyes can also be a temporary side effect of a lasik Michigan procedure. Make sure to discuss with your ophthalmologist, any history of laser eye surgery.

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