Relief at Last for Sufferers of Dry Eye
The painful condition known as dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce the quantity or quality of tears to keep the eye comfortably lubricated. There are many causes of dry eye, including age, allergies and autoimmune disorders, but most cases are caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). This occurs when the meibomian gland–located in the the eyelid and responsible for producing the oily layer in the tear film, is compromised.
Patients with dry eye complain of a gritty, itchy and burning sensation that can significantly affect their quality of life. Often the eyes are red and bloodshot. Constant discharge from the eye also occurs. Sufferers of dry eye may experience pain during time spent outdoors, watching TV and even sleeping. For many, the condition prohibits them from enjoying the activities they used to.
Dr. Teichmiller has received extensive extra training in diagnosing and treating the many facets of dry eye.. He has spoken internationally on the subject and helped hundreds of patients combat the condition and reclaim their lives. Innovative Eyecare was also the second practice in the State of Alabama to offer an exciting and effective new treatment for sufferers of dry eye — Lipiflow®.
What is LipiFlow®?
LipiFlow is a thermal pulsation system that treats dry eye by unblocking the Meibomian glands. This exciting new technology, the result of decades of research, works by applying heat to the inside of the eyelid near the blocked glands, while gently massaging the outside of the eyelid. This combination of heat and applied pressure opens the glands, allowing them to express blockages. After the procedure, the glands resume their normal function and most patients experience relief almost immediately.
Because most cases of dry eye are chronic, treatment may be necessary every few months to years.
Get Dry Eye Relief Today!
Tired of suffering from dry eye? Stop by or call us at (256) 353-1871 to see if LipiFlow is right for you. Be one of the hundreds of patients who have found relief with this exciting treatment. We look forward to meeting you!