Dry Eye Solutions Tailored to You
The Dry Eye and Tear Film Center of Excellence is a nationally recognized as a leader in providing effective, long-term relief from dry eye symptoms without drops and artificial tears. Treatments, like LipiFlow can alleviate symptoms and improve the health of your eyes.
Vision Begins with Tears
Dry eye disease is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or if the tears evaporate too quickly. Without treatment, dry eye can make daily life challenging and, over time, develop into ocular surface disease.
Nearly 90% of patients affected by dry eye disease suffer from evaporative dry eye. A shortage of oil produced in the meibomian glands causes tears to evaporate faster. This lack of tear oil is called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
With breakthrough treatments, like LipiFlow, the Dry Eye and Tear Film Center of Excellence at Dunes Eye Consultants can directly treat the underlying cause of evaporative dry eye disease and provide quick relief.
Your Evaluation in Dakota Dunes
A series of evaluations are performed to determine the underlying cause of your dry eye disease, including a LipiView tear film assessment and a meibomian gland evaluation. Knowing what causes your dry eye will help determine the best treatment plan.
Relief with LipiFlow
LipiFlow was developed to treat the root cause of evaporative dry eye: blocked meibomian glands.
LipiFlow utilizes directed energy to apply targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid and gentle pressure from the front, effectively treating the affected glands and relieving dry eye symptoms. This treatment, performed in the clinic, can unblock glands, interrupt physical deterioration, and in most cases, provide noticeable symptom relief.