What is Dry Eye?
Tears hydrate, protect, and prevent infection of the eye. The human eye is lubricated by tears which are a combination of water, oil, and mucous produced by glands in the upper and lower eyelids. A lack of any of these components results in a condition known as DRY EYE DISEASE (DED).
What effects mucin, water, or mucous production that eventually lead to dry eye and unstable tear film? There are many possible contributing factors that range from underlying disease like diabetes, RA, or Sjogrens. It may be triggered by your environment, allergies, or due to medications. It could also be a combination of things from age related, hormone related changes to a recent eye surgery or that fact that your contact lenses cause discomfort. Your eye care professional can look at your individualized situation and see what works best for your dry eye symptoms.
Experience Soothing Relief for Your Dry Eyes
Are you constantly dealing with the discomfort of dry eyes? We understand that dry eye syndrome can be more complex than it appears at first. The causes of this condition are diverse and often multifactorial. To accurately identify the root of the problem, a comprehensive evaluation is essential. At St. Lucie Eye Care in Port St. Lucie, we utilize cutting-edge diagnostic equipment to provide a thorough assessment, allowing us to establish an effective and personalized treatment plan.
Discover the Difference of Effective Dry Eye Treatment
Do you experience the bothersome symptoms of dry eyes? Burning and stinging sensations, along with a sticky feeling and redness, are common complaints among those with dry eyes. While these symptoms may seem like minor inconveniences to some, it’s crucial to address them promptly. Left untreated, dry eye syndrome can potentially lead to more serious eye complications.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Dry Eyes
- Dry sensation
- Contact lens discomfort
- Contact lens solution sensitivity
- Scratchy, gritty feeling
- Excess tearing (watery eyes)
- Eyelids stuck together upon awakening
- Sticky lid sensation
- Tired eyes
- Irritation from wind or smoke
- Light sensitivity
- Mucous discharge
- Lid infections/sties
Accurate Diagnosis and Comprehensive Care
When you visit our Dry Eye Treatment Center, you can expect a thorough medical evaluation. Our process begins with a comprehensive survey. By combining the questionnaire results with a detailed medical examination, our dedicated team can accurately detect the presence of the condition and assess its severity. We believe in providing personalized care that addresses your specific needs.
Take the First Step Towards Soothing Relief
Don’t let dry eyes interfere with your daily life. Experience the relief you deserve by entrusting your eye health to our dedicated team. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at St. Lucie Eye Care in Port St. Lucie, and take the first step towards achieving soothing, long-lasting relief from dry eye syndrome.
Causes of Dry Eye
Computer Vision Syndrome
Heavy daily computer use.
Dry eye may result post surgically. e.g. lasik, cataract surgery.
Antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers, anti depressants, diuretics, and alcohol.
Such as: Sjogren’s Syndrome, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease.
Smoke, dry weather, windy, heating, fans, dehumidifiers, and work conditions.
Dry eye is the leading cause of contact lens discomfort.
Natural hormone shifts
Dry Eye Treatments
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System
The LipiFlow® System is a phased pressure profile with adaptive force equalization and proximal-to-distal peristaltic motion evacuates gland contents as the inner lid is gently heated.
How the LipiFlow® System Works
- The procedure centers around the breakthrough Vector Thermal Pulse Technology™(VTP)
- After an initial anesthetic drop, no drugs are required for the procedure
- The LipiFlow® system safely delivers therapeutic energies to the meibomian glands while protecting the delicate structures of the patient’s eye
- As a result, the obstructed meibum is liquefied and pushed up and out of the gland orifices
- Contoured design vaults the cornea and protects the eye
Heat and pressure are regulated with redundant sensors