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At Rouse Family Eye Care, our doctors are experienced in managing all stages of dry eye and lid disease utilizing advanced technologies. Dry eye is a chronic eye condition that today can be managed more effectively than just recommending artificial tears. Common symptoms of dry eye include fluctuations in vision, redness, gritty sensation, burning and tearing. Our doctors complete a thorough evaluation of the meibomian glands as well as the quality and quantity of the tears in your eyes. They prescribe personalized treatments designed to maximize patient success. Treatments may include microblepharoexfoliation, moist heat therapy, ocular nutrition, and LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System. Call us a today at (954) 384-6200 to schedule an appointment for your dry eye evaluation.
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System
The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System consists of a console and a single-use sterile device, known as the activator, and has a drug-free mechanism of action. Our doctors use the FDA approved LipiFlow System to treat meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) patients in-office with confidence and efficiency. The leading cause of dry eye is MGD. 86% of dry eye patients are affected by MGD. This treatment improves the gland function and improves dry eye symptoms.
The Lipiflow® System represents more than 10 years of dedicated research and is protected by more than 30 patents. A phased pressure profile with adaptive force equalization and proximal-to-distal peristaltic motion evacuates gland contents as the inner lid is gently heated. This safe and painless treatment is designed to treat the root cause of many dry eye symptoms and provides long-term effectiveness in maintaining gland structure and function..
LipiScan™ with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging™ (DMI)
The LipiScan™ with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging™ (DMI) is the first dedicated high-definition meibomian gland imager designed for efficiency and high quality tracking of gland structure. Our doctors use this technology to monitor the progression of meibomian gland structure and dry eye symptoms.
BlephEx™, microblepharoexfoliation, is an eyelid treatment for blepharitis that thoroughly and precisely eliminates the scurf and bacterial debris, the main causes of inflammatory lid disease. Blepharitis and inflammatory lid disease contribute to the symptoms of dry eye. By eliminating the inflammatory etiology, the overall health of the eyelid improves and your eyes begin to produce more of their own tears. Treatments are typically repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the lid disease. It may also be recommended prior to other treatments such as the LipiFlow® to enhance the outcomes.
BlephEx™ treatments may also be used to eliminate demodex mites that live in or near the eyelash follicles. Patients with ocular demodex infestation often complain of itching, burning, redness, crusting at the base of the lashes, fluctuating vision and dry eye.