Are you suffering from the following symptoms?
- ocular discomfort
- itchy eyelids
- ocular redness
- frequent tearing
- gritty sensation
- blurry or fluctuating vision
If so, you could be suffering from "Dry Eye Syndrome." In the past, it was commonly thought that Dry Eye Syndrome was simply due to lack of tear producution. However, we now know that over 80% of all dry eye cases are due to a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
MGD impacts one of the layers of our tear film that is responsible for keeping the tear film stable and preventing evaporation. When these glands are damaged, our tear film suffers greatly. In the early stages, a patient may be asymptomatic. However, the disease is chronic and progressive and by the time symptoms are developing, significant disease progression has already taken place.
Fortunately, MGD is easy to diagnose and treat -- we just need to look for it. At North Shore Eye Health and Wellness, treating this all-too-common condition is a priority. That is why we screen all patients for this disease. Once the disease has been recognized, we treat the root-cause of the problem with Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation. This highly effective, safe, and comfortable in office procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete and can lead to symptomatic improvement for months to years! We are so excited to be one of the few practices in the state to have this technology at our disposal and cannot wait to improve our patient's lives.
Are you a candidate for Lipiflow? Find out if you have MGD: Take the MGD Speed Test
Call or stop by today to discuss your candidacy for this ground breaking treatment!