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The Most Advanced Treatment for Dry Eye Relief is Here!

Intense Regulated Pulsed Light Therapy (IRPL) is offered by your doctors at Midwest Eye Consultants. Learn about the IRPL and how it can relieve your suffering from Dry Eyes. Feel long-lasting relief fast!

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Symptoms of Dry Eye

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Meibomian Eye Disease

During the dry eye exam, your doctor will be testing to see whether you are producing enough tears, or if your dry eye is caused by MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). 86% of all Dry Eye Disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The meibomian glands, which are in the eyelids, produce a protective oily layer of tear film. This oil helps to protect the ocular surface from disease and prevents the watery part of your tears from evaporating when your eyes are open. When the glands become blocked and are no longer producing enough oil, the eyes become uncomfortable and you begin to experience the varying symptoms associated with Dry Eye Disease.

 

Maintaining great eye health is a lifelong commitment.

Making healthy vision last a lifetime involves a commitment to establishing healthy habits. From nutrition choices, to protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays, there are measures you can take to jeep your eyes in tip top shape throughout the course of your life. Scheduling an annual comprehensive eye exam is one of those measures. Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and other health issues. 

 

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Blinking Exercises

 

BLINKING EXERCISES

Punctal Occlusion

An additional dry eye treatment is the punctal occlusion.  During the procedure, tiny biocompatible plugs are inserted into the tear ducts.  These plugs block drainage and increase moisture in the tear film and on the eye’s surface. This is the least invasive of the long-term solutions to treat Dry Eye Syndrome. Punctal occlusion will allow you to use your own natural tears without the inconvenience and expense of constantly replacing the tear film with artificial tears.

The entire procedure can be performed at our office within a few minutes. Many patients report immediate relief from dry eye symptoms. This procedure is best used when the surface of the eye tissue has minimal evidence of inflammation. Typically, we recommend the comfortable 6-month duration plug which dissolves naturally and is replaced as needed.

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