Dry eyes can be caused naturally by aging, certain medications, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus.
To test for dry eye, we offer the following:
- Meibox- During this test, we check the oil glands to evaluate how well they function.
- TearLab- During this test, we check the osmolarity or the saltiness of your tears.
- Inflammadry Test- During this test, we look for inflammatory markers, that can worsen dry eye symptoms, within your eyes.
- Slit Lamp Microscope Exams
Treatment procedures include punctal plugs and heated eye masks. Additionally, we are excited to offer our new Mibo Therma Flow Treatment! The MiBo medical system helps to treat dry eye conditions for a range of different patients suffering from a variety of symptoms. In most cases, treatment will last for a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes per eye. One of the major benefits of this treatment is the fact that it can effectively improve the evaporative component associated with dry eye so that you’re less likely to experience symptoms again in the near future!
Moreover, we also provide medicated treatments for dry eyes such as artificial tears, drops, and PRN fish oil.
For more information on dry eyes or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (814) 946-3937!