JULIET DRY EYE CLINIC
As part of your eye exam at Romeo Optometry, you will be asked to fill in a short 5 point questionnaire concerning the symptoms of dry eye. If your answers indicate the possibility of Dry Eye Disease the doctors will recommend extra diagnostic tests which provides analysis of your tear film aiding diagnosis and guiding treatment.
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BLEPHEX uses a micro-sponge which gently rotates along the eyelid margin and eyelashes removing bacteria, toxins and dried oily secretions. Blephex treatments help to maintain healthy lid hygiene and reduce the symptoms of blepharitis. More information
ILUX treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) by applying light-based heat to the eyelid, melting the trapped oils within the glands. After warming each lid, compressions are performed to express oils out of the glands. The improvement in the gland function allows oil to be released naturally with each blink. More information
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) therapy has been used for many years in dermatology to treat acne rosacea, acne scarring, and skin damage from the sun. IPL is now available to treat symptoms of chronic dry eye disease and MGD. IPL uses pulses of specific wavelengths of light to melt hardened oils that have clogged the Meibomian glands resulting in more oily secretion into the tears and reduced symptoms of dry eye. IPL also targets vascularization and inflammation of the glands and the eyelids reducing eye/eyelid redness and improving Meibomian gland function. The therapy involves 4 treatments delivered 3 to 4 weeks apart. More information
PUNCTAL PLUGS are very tiny devices that are inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye’s tear film and surface moisture to help relieve certain forms of dry eye. Punctal plugs may be temporary dissolvable collagen plugs that need to be replaced every 3 months or permanent silicone plugs that can be removed by your doctor at the slit lamp.