Dry eye is most often defined as a loss in quality or quantity of your tears. Millions of people suffer from Dry Eye which is a chronic disease that can worsen over time if left untreated. Dry Eye can be generally categorized into two forms – Aqueous Dry Eye and Evaporative Dry Eye. The majority of those suffering from Dry Eye fall under the category of evaporative dry eye which is caused by block glands and also known as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The blocked ducts create a deficiency in the oil layer of the tear film which gives the patient the feeling of chronic dry eye.
Introducing LipiFlow – Relief from Dry Eye
LipiFlow is a revolutionary treatment which allows the surgeons at Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier to directly treat provide relief from the underlying cause of your Evaporative Dry Eye. By Opening and clearing blocked glands, the LipFlow procedure allows the body to resume the natural process of producing the oils necessary in tear film. Once production is restored you the procedure may eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms caused by Evaporative Dry Eye.
Treatment only takes roughly 12 minutes per eye and is virtually painless. Many patients who undergo the procedure report relief as soon as one hour after the procedure is performed.
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Common Symptoms of Dry Eye
Common symptoms of those who suffer from dry eye can include any or all of the following:
- Constant Tearing
- Irritation & discomfort
- Feeling of something in eye
- Itching and Redness
- Blurry Vision
Schedule a Consultation Today
The best step you can take in achieving your desired results if you battle with Dry Eye is to schedule an appointment with the team at Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier today. You’ll get a comprehensive analysis along with a plan of action to work towards achieving relief from your symptoms associated with Dry Eye. Fill out the form on this page or call (607) 729-5016 to schedule your consultation.