dry eye article
Dry Eye Syndrome

If your eyes are constantly itchy or dry, you may have dry eye syndrome, which affects many millions of Americans. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of, or poor quality of, tears. Tears lubricate the outer layer of the eye called the cornea. If the tears are not adequate or are not composed of a proper balance of mucous, water, and oil, the eye becomes irritated.


Dry eye syndrome leads to a number of symptoms, including itchiness, irritation, burning, excessive tearing, redness, blurred vision that improves with blinking, and discomfort after long periods of watching television, using a computer, or reading.

Risk Factors

There are many factors that can contribute to dry eye syndrome. These include dry, hot, or windy climates; high altitudes; air-conditioned rooms; and cigarette smoke. Contact lens wearers, people with abnormally dry skin, and the elderly are more likely to develop dry eye syndrome. You may also be more at risk if you take certain medications, have a thyroid condition, a vitamin-A deficiency, Parkinson’s or Sjorgen’s disease, or if you are a woman going through menopause.


Lumenis Optilight IPL
Lumenis Optilight IPL is the First and Only IPL FDA approved for dry eye management. Optilight is light based treatment that targets the cause of dry eye symptoms by destroying the abnormal blood vessels that perpetuate inflammation and improving meibomian gland morphology and functionality.

ILUX Dry Eye Treatment-
86% of dry eye patients suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD. Ilux treatments focus on the root cause by applying gentle heat and pressure, unblocking the clogged glands. If you are not getting the desired relief from your current dry eye treatment, ask your doctor today if ILUX is right for you.
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Regener-Eyes Ophthalmic Solution -
Regener-Eyes® is a first in class, natural, biologic ophthalmic solution and is available in Professional Strength and LITE versions.
Regener-Eyes is made of unique proteins such anti-inflammatory cytokines that are shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate occlar healing. There are no contra-indications and no adverse reaction reported