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The Surface and Gland Function of a Healthy Eye

The Long Term Effects of MGD

Diagnostic Testing

TearLab


The TearLab device measures osmolarity (the saltiness of your tears). As osmolarity in your tears increase ocular surface cells become damaged 

Schirmer Tear Test & Phenol Red Thread Test


The Schirmer and Phenol Red Thread tests evaluate how quickly your eyes can produce the aqueous layer of your tears.  The results are read by seeing how far down the paper or thread your tears have traveled.  The Schirmer is read after 5 minutes while the Thread test is read after 15 seconds. The optometrist will determine which test would be best for you. 

InflammaDry


InflammaDry tests your tears for the presence of inflammation. Inflammation may increase as dry eye progresses into a chronic condition. 

In Office Treatments

The LipiFlow Procedure


The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsating System is a revolutionary way to treat Dry Eye caused by MGD. Opening and clearing the blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of the oils needed for the tear film.

 The iLux System


iLux allows direct visualization of meibomian glands, blockages, and expressed meibum throughout treatment via the magnifying lens, providing a direct view of the treatment area.  

BlephEx Lid Margin Exfoliator


With BlephEx, our optometrist thoroughly and precisely eliminates the scurf and bacterial debris and biofilm that builds up along the lid margin using a small rotary tool.

Zocular Eyelid System Treatment


ZEST is a procedure done to treat blepharitis. It is similar to the BlephEx but is done with using manual exfoliation and an okra-based gel to clean the lid margin.  Our optometrist will decide which option is best for you. 

Punctal Plugs


While this video is designed for providers, it can help prepare you for your visit.  Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices that can be inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye's tear film and surface moisture to help relieve certain forms of dry eye.  

PROKERA Bandage


PROKERA biological corneal bandage devices are used by eye doctors around the world to heal and treat eye diseases. 

Prescription Drops

Restasis


RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose® Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye 

Xiidra


Xiidra is a prescription eye drop solution used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease by targeting inflammation.