Dry Eye Treatment
There are many different solutions that can provide relief from dry eye. Valley Eye Associates offers the following treatment options:
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation Technology
For many patients, dry eye symptoms are caused by problems with their meibomian glands. These glands line the upper and lower eyelids and are where the oil layer of the tears are formed. When these glands become blocked, dry eye can be the result.
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is an FDA-approved treatment that uses therapeutic energies to reduce blockages in the meibomian glands, which opens the glands to properly lubricate the eye. This can dramatically reduce dry eye symptoms for an extended period of time. LipiFlow provides a proven dry eye treatment option that is drug-free and can dramatically reduce your dry eye symptoms.
Dry eye may be caused when your eye is unable to produce enough of your own tears. Drops can provide temporary relief from this lack of tear production, but a new innovation is designed to help your eye produce more natural tears.
TrueTear is an FDA-approved device that uses patient-controlled neurostimulation to temporarily increase your own natural tear production. TrueTear provides a tiny pulse of energy inside the nasal cavity. This pulse initiates nerve signals from your brain to your eye, instructing your eye to produce more natural tears. The result is real, natural tears that provide relief from dry eye symptoms. Drug-free and portable, TrueTear™ provides a holistic approach to the treatment of dry eye.
Many patients use different kinds of over-the-counter artificial tears or medicated drops like Restasis or Xiidra to treat their dry eye symptoms. These drops are often effective at temporarily reducing dry eye symptoms, but they lack the biochemical properties of your own natural tears.
NovoTears can address this problem. Instead of using artificial tears, NovoTears use serum made from your own blood to create customized, natural eye drops. Multiple studies have shown that serum eye drops are far superior to conventional treatments when treating severe dry eye conditions.