DRY EYE TREATMENT
A common problem,
not an everyday solution
Dry eye treatment with innovative and safe flash light technology
dry eye syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a common disease affecting 5-15% of the population. Its prevalence is linked to age and modern lifestyle. Dry eyes are associated with damage to the tear film, which is the result of insufficient production or excessive evaporation of tears.
Symptoms of dry eye disease:
- Dry eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Burning sensation
- Redness of the eyes
- Eye fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Itching, stinging andscratchy feeling in the eyes
Dry eyes can have the following consequences:
- Fluctuating visual acuity during the day and night
- Decreased safety when driving
- Reading difficulty
- Feeling of discomfort, reduced quality of life
What causes dry eyes?
80% of people with dry eyes have the evaporative type of the disease. In this case, the problem is caused by a thinning of the outer lipid layer of the tear film, which develops due to the inadequate function of the Meibomian glands in the eyelid. In this case, the tears evaporate more, the tear film quickly ruptures and conjunctivitis develops, causing a burning feeling, a foreign body sensation in the eye and a worsening of visual problems. If the process accelerates, this discomfort becomes permanent, leading to further abnormal production of tears.
Anatomical changes may also develop, such as atrophy of the Meibomian glands, cysts, stye and various infections, secondary conjunctivitis and, in the most severe cases, ulcer of the corneal epithelium.
Daily use of phones and computers, working in air-conditioned rooms, artificial lights and even wearing contact lenses can all contribute to dry eyes.
Treating dry eyes as soon as possible will significantly improve your quality of life.
DIAGNOSIS OF DRY EYE SYNDROME
At Optimum Vision Center, we provide one of the most comprehensive dry eye diagnostics and treatments.
LacryDiag – Dry eye diagnostics at a clinical level
LacryDiag allows precise examination of the tear film layers. This examination is convenient and fast – it takes just over 4 minutes. The diagnostic device provides 4 different non-contact examinations:
- Diagnostics of the tear film’s lipid layer (interferometry)
- Diagnostics of the tear film’s aqueous layer (tear meniscus)
- Diagnostics of the tear film’s inner layer (NIBUT)
- Diagnostics of the Meibomian glands (meibography)
Tearcheck – A revolutionary novelty in dry eye diagnostics
The device is equipped with 2 high-resolution internal cameras for fully automatic, high-speed imaging. Complemented by two new patented examinations, this new device allows 9 different exams to be performed in 10 minutes. Get information on the stability of the tear film, the degree of redness in the eyes and the inflammatory areas of the ocular surface, as well as on the Demodex that is protruding in the base of the eyelid.
Dry eye treatments
Tear plug insertion
The latest dry eye treatments already treat the underlying cause
Light modulation therapy
Light Modulation (LM® LLLT) Technology
The use of Light Modulation (LM® LLLT) (Low Energy Light Therapy) Technology helps treat dry eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction. Low energy light therapy is an unique technology originally used by NASA to treat astronauts’ wounds. The treatment is painless and fast (it takes about 15 minutes), with immediate noticeable improvement.
How does it work?
LM® LLLT works at the biological level, generating internal (endogenous) heat through the use of powerful LEDs. During the therapy, near-infrared light radiation – at medically certified wavelengths – creates internal heating in the tissues and increases cellular energy (ATP) production. This makes it highly effective in treating a wide variety of ocular surface conditions, including abnormal functioning of the Meibomian glands.
Why try the treatment?
- Full treatment: allows for a complete therapy, covering the lower and upper eyelids for maximum effectiveness
- The treatment is completely painless
- The treatment takes 15 minutes and results in an immediate and noticeable improvement
- It provides maximum comfort
Course of treatment:
- treatment is carried out in a semi-reclining position, under relaxed conditions
- A mask is applied on the face
- Light modulation lasts for a maximum of 15 minutes
IPL flash light treatment
Quick, safe and painless
The E-Eye treatment is the first solution using flash light technology specifically developed to treat dry eyes caused by the dysfunction of the Meibomian glands. The treatment is carried out without touching the eye and the stimulation causes the Meibomian glands to return to normal function very quickly, restoring the normal structure of the tear film and eliminating the symptoms associated with dry eye.
E-Eye is a device specifically designed to treat dry eyes caused by increased tear evaporation. The E-Eye device emits so-called polychromatic pulsed light (“cold light”) using a new technology, IRPL (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light), which can generate an instantaneous and perfectly calibrated series of light pulses.
We don’t just alleviate the complaints,
but treat the root cause!
Treatment for dry eyes used to be limited to relieving symptoms, and eye drops only relieve symptoms in the short term.
Thanks to the innovative E-Eye flash light technology, the three session treatment series is a completely safe and painless solution to eliminate the symptoms of dry eyes.
The dates of treatment:
Additional sessions may follow as necessary to achieve optimal results.
The main advantages of the treatment are that it is completely painless, harmless, and the improvement is fast and almost immediate.
Before the treatment
- Before the treatment, any remaining make-up and airborne impurities are removed from your skin with a thorough facial cleansing
- We cover the moles in the area to be treated with flash light with adhesive tape before the treatment
- A protective shield is placed over the patient’s eyes for the duration of the treatment
The treatment process
- A special cooling hydrogel is applied to the cheekbones and temple area
- A series of 5 flashes are applied from the inner eyelid to the temple
- The same process is repeated for the other eye
- Finally, the gel is removed andthe skin is washed with water
What results can be achieved
with the E-Eye treatment?
The result can be seen very quickly after each treatment and it lasts longer and longer in proportion to the number of treatments used. In some cases, the positive effect develops more slowly, after months.
The results of the E-Eye treatment are not lifelong, and further maintenance treatments are required if symptoms occur again.
Maintenance treatments are recommended annually.
Activa eye mask treatment
Innovative eye mask with a combination of massage and heating
ACTIVA eye mask is an innovative warming, massaging procedure. It’s simple, fast and painless. The Activa eye mask effectively treats mild, incipient symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) in 15 minutes.
How does it work?
The Activa eye mask heats up to 42°C and gently moves to:
- Open the glands
- Melt the meibum
- Restore meibum drainage
- Provide continuous treatment
- Improve the function of the glands
Why try the treatment?
- Provides fast and long-lasting relief from eyelid discomfort
- Alleviates Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and eyelid inflammation
- Reduces eyelid swelling and irritation
- Treatment is completely painless and safe
- Patients typically report a reduction in symptoms within the first month of treatment
- Activa increases the effectiveness of IPL treatment by providing immediate relief.
Dry eye treatment is often a complex task. Our ophthalmologists choose the most appropriate treatment from the latest therapeutic options, customised to your individual needs. Contact us in time to preserve your quality of life for the long term.
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Frequently asked questions
What does dry eye look and feel like?
Dry eyes typically look red and irritated. Other telltale symptoms of dry eye include blurred vision, sensitivity to light, itching and a gritty feeling in the eye.
Why do my eyes feel like there’s something in them?
This is called a foreign body sensation, and it is a very common symptom of dry eye. The sensation can be localized, but it isn’t caused by something in your eyes. Dry patches or small lesions on the cornea due to dryness can cause a painful or gritty sensation, which is literally a feeling as if something is in the eye.
My eyes often tear up. How can they be “dry”?
Painful, irritated eyes cause intense tearing up.
It seems contradictory that watery eyes can be a symptom of “dry eyes”. This is because “dry eye” itself is a collective term that refers to any abnormality of the tear film, whether it is insufficient production or an imbalance in tear production. When the surface of the corneal epithelium becomes irritated due to a lack of tear supply, the eye’s natural response is to produce “reflex tears”, to compensate for the problem. However, excessive production of reflex tears can exacerbate the tear film problem.
Can the development of dry eyes be prevented?
Fortunately, there are some simple ways to reduce the risk of developing this disease:
A proper diet can help a lot in prevention: eat food rich in vitamin A regularly, such as carrots, sweet potatoes and peppers. Drink enough fluids.
If you work in an office or spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, make sure you take breaks while you work. Even a few minutes break can help to give your eyes a rest. It’s best to be mindful of how you blink, because sitting in front of a monitor can make you forget to blink less often than usual. Blink more for a few minutes, but keeping your eyes closed for a short period of time is also a good solution.
Dry eyes are particularly common in the summer, mainly due to air conditioning. Air conditioners used to relieve the heat not only cool the air, but also dry it, which affects the health of our eyes. Therefore, whenever possible, avoid using air conditioning and only turn it on when absolutely necessary. Dusty or smoky rooms are also more likely to dry out the eyes, so avoid these too.
Is dry eye syndrome dangerous?
Dry eyes are not an emergency in the short term. However, if you do not have your dry eye syndrome treated for a longer period of time, your cornea can be damaged.
Why does it feel like I have something in my eye?
The sensation of grittiness or sandiness in the eye is very common in dry eye suffers. Clinicians often refer to it as a foreign body sensation and it can either be very localized or occur throughout the entire eye. Dry spots or small injuries on the cornea can cause a gritty or painful sensation that feels as though there is something in the eye.