Dr. Cremers’ Dry Eye Treatment Options.
These are all the treatments available in the world to our knowledge. Latest STEP LADDER Treatment for Dry Eye, Tired Eyes, Foreign Body Sensation, Eye Pain, Redness, Tearing
This 1-page list of all the treatments in the world is getting tighter. More and more treatments are coming out now monthly. This list represents the key treatments in the world. Let me know if there are others, published options that I am missing.
Lipiflow should not include iLux and Meiboflow and labeled under Thermal Pulsation.
Lipiflow is the oldest and most widely used. There have been no head to head studies among them.
The basic idea of heat….massaging…pumping the oil out is critical in saving the glands.
If there is a blockage, probing is a must.
I have still not seen any papers to say probing, IPL, or Lipiflow causes any damage or worsening scar tissue in the meibomian glands. On the contrary, many papers have shown all of the above to be the best option to save the glands compared to standard warm compresses (standard 15min 2x/day…which few people do).
We have had a great deal of success in pain relief using Autologous Serum, PRP drops, Stem Cell drops and Cord Blood Serum drops: the latter two have been described as “miraculous” by multiple patients.
It will take years before we have head to head comparisons between a patient’s own Serum, PRP, Stem Cells compared to Xiidra, Restasis, Oxervate: drug companies are not eager to fund these studies.
If anyone would like to contribute to our research fund, which was generously started by one of my patients, please contact Sheyda at SMoreno@voeyedr.com.