Real Dry Eye Relieft Can Be Yours!
Introducing iLux, the latest technology to treat patients suffering from dry eye. Dry eye is a chronic eye disease caused by deficiencies in the tear film that affects over 30 million people in the United States. Of those 30 million, 86% suffer from Meibomian Gland Disease or MGD.
WHAT IS MGD?
Every time you blink, there is a protective layer of moisture called the tear film that coats the front surface of your eye. An essential part of the tear film is an oily layer called meibum. MGD occurs when the meibomian glands that produce meibum get blocked or the secreted meibum is of poor quality which leads to evaporative tear loss.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Dryness, tired eyes, redness, irritation, burning and stinging and watery or itchy eyes.
WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO DRY EYE?
There are risk factors as well as external factors that can contribute to Dry Eye. Being over 40, female and having autoimmune disorders are all risk factors. However in this modern age, the average adult has an average of 6-9 hours of screen time every day! When you are on a device you blink 40% less, causing a lack of oil being produced, which leads to clogging of your glands and inconsistencies in your tear film.
HOW DOES ILUX WORK?
Ilux uses a light based heat to apply therapeutic
warming and expression to treat blocked glands and encourage the produc- tion of healthy oil. This process restores the tear film and maintains the health of the glands in your eyelids. ILux is a portable and customizable procedure that allows us to tailor the treatment to each individual patient’s dry eye needs. The treatment is comfortable, safe, effective and takes only 15- 20 minutes for the entire procedure.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ILUX?
If you suffer from any of these dry eye symptoms, use artificial tears or find that you have irritated eyes after computer or digital device use, you may be a candidate for this in-office procedure.