TearCare Providing Relief for Patients with Chronic Dry Eye
Do your eyes itch, burn, sting, or feel sore? Do you use artificial tears and over- the counter medications, but still experience pain or redness in your eyes? There’s a chance you may have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), the leading cause of Dry Eye Disease.
The TearCare System is one of the latest treatments on the market that offers relief to those with Meibomian Glad Dysfunction, Dry Eye, Blepharitis, and at One-to-One Lasik (NVISION), we’re proud to have it in our arsenal of advanced treatments for dry eye syndrome.
Contact our doctors today to get relief you’ve been searching for!
What is TearCare?
TearCare is a relatively new method of treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Blepharitis. It is a wearable eyelid technology device that administers gentle heat directly to the meibomian glands to liquefy the meibum, removes blockages and stimulates tear production.
HOW DOES TEARCARE WORK?
TearCare includes two flexible eyelid devices, which are placed on your upper and lower eyelids. They’re made of a soft, flexible material that conform to your eye’s natural shape and sit comfortably throughout the procedure. Unlike other treatment methods, TearCare allows the patient’s eyes to remain open and blinking throughout the procedure. The entire process typically lasts for 2 ½ minutes and takes place at in office at One-to-one Lasik (NVISION). After TearCare, your eye doctor will manually clear away obstructions released from the meibomian glands.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR TEARCARE?
Patients using the TearCare system should be at least 22 years old. If you wear contact lenses, they must be removed prior to the TearCare procedure. Following treatment, you will need to wait one hour before re-inserting them. Please let us know If you have an ocular surface abnormality, such as a corneal dystrophy or a similar condition. TearCare may not be suitable in such cases. Inform us prior to administering the treatment in order to ensure an effective, comfortable procedure.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF TEARCARE?
Just as with all procedures, there may be certain side effects associated with the use of the TearCare system. These may include:
- Allergic reaction to the adhesive underneath the eyelid devices
- Conjunctivitis (commonly called ‘pink eye’)
- Corneal abrasion
- Swelling or burning of the eyelids
Should you experience any side effects, contact us right away.
Fortunately, among its many benefits TearCare’s customizable system. This allows us to adjust the settings as needed and treat any discomfort or side effects in our office.
The caring and knowledgeable doctors and staff at One-to-One Lasik (NVISION) are here to help our dry eye patients. Should you have any additional question, please feel free to call us at (858)273-0200 or schedule an apt TODAY!