Category: Treatments

My LipiFlow Treatment

LipiFlow is an amazing device that treats evaporative dry eye, the most common type. This happens when the upper and lower eyelid glands become blocked causing your tears to evaporate too much. The medical name for these are the "meibomian glands." When they become blocked you have "meibomian gland dysfunction” (or MGD). While there's no cure for dry eyes, LipiFlow is designed to minimize or relieve MGD symptoms for an extended period. Read More

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The Skinny on Fatty Acid Supplements and Dry Eyes

The importance of nutrition to your vision, and the rest of your body, can never be overstated. When it comes to dry eye disease, omega fatty acids used with lubricating eye drops have appeared to reduce symptoms. Two main types of omega fatty acids are found in the foods we consume: omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 is found primarily in the sea (salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines). Walnuts and flaxseed also contain omega-3, but in smaller amounts. Omega-6 comes mostly from plant oils such as corn, soybean, and sunflower oils, as well as plants, nuts and seeds. Read More

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Eye Drops and Dry Eyes

Over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops, also called artificial tears, are the simplest way to provide relief for a variety of eye irritations, dry eyes being no exception. When most people have dry eye symptoms the first thing they do is to try these types of drops because they add moisture and provide temporary relief from the burning, itching and general discomfort. The natural tendency is to think, “If my eyes are dry, then I need to add moisture,” which makes perfect sense. Read More

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