Dry Eye Treatments

Combination of Intense Pulse Light and Meibomian Gland Probing (IPL MGP together) & the Risk of Meibomian Gland Probing: Does Meibomian Gland Probing increase scar tissue?

Since my original post, I have been having more and more success by using a combined approach of Intense Pulse Light and Meibomian Gland Probing (IPL MGP together) as discussed in the below paper. ** I have found the following over the last few months: 1. If we do IPL and little meibum/oil is coming out, …

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Possibile Great and Cheap Alternative to Moisture Chamber Glasses or Ziena Dry Eye Glasses

I love my patients! A dear patient gave me permission to video the wonderful “find” she brought in to show me. These Motorcycle Safety Glasses fit her face better & help with dry eyes. At $29.99 on Amazon, they might be a great option for dry eye patients and patients with eye pain: https://amzn.to/383I4vm I love …

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Does IPL Kill Demodex?

Yes, IPL does appear to kill Demodex. See below.SLC References: https://www.the-dermatologist.com/article/6756 Using Intense Pulsed Light Several reports that have advocated the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of acne also suggest some efficacy against Demodex. Dr. Neil Sadick of Cornell University in New York, conducted an investigation of 24 patients with a mean …

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Omega 3: How much is enough & what is the best way to get them into our body?

Omega 3: How much is enough & what is the best way to get them into our body? EyeMDs know that Omega 3 fatty acids are excreted through the meibomian glands and have been proven to improve dry eye symptoms of foreign body sensation, burning, reflex tearing, vision fluctuations, even itching. But how much is …

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The Best Way to Clean Your Face and Eyelids: Lid Hygiene for those with Eye Pain, Dry Eyes, Itchiness, Tearing, Redness

Eye pain, chronic tearing, eye redness, itchiness, and acute & chronic dry eye can sometimes be due to a very common malady: clogged meibomian glands. These glands are located at the base of each eyelash. There are approximately 50 glands on the upper eyelids and 25 glands on the lower eyelids. The oily substance produced …

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Sjögren Syndrome: Do you have a feeling of dry eyes, dry mouth, and arthritis? Let your MD and eyeMD know.

Sjögren Syndrome Dry eyes are most commonly NOT due to a significant underlying inflammatory condition. But in patients who also note dryness of the mouth and arthritis with their dry eyes may have a significant underlying inflammatory condition. Dry mouth is informally diagnosed clinically with a question, such as, “are you able to eat saltine crackers …

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Dry Eye Syndrome and Hormones

Dry eyes can be very frustrating in older women, especially if they feel their hormone replacement therapy is making the dry eye worse. Here is a great summary of what to be aware of with hormone levels in general and dry eyes. SLC Current Opinion in Ophthalmology Hormones and Dry Eye Syndrome An Update on …

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Instruction on cleaning your eyes: A Tiered, Step Ladder Approach to treating eye discomfort

Any discomfort related to your eyes can be very frustrating and at times scary. I am here to help you feel better. Below is my Tiered, Step ladder Approach. The most important step is step 1. That is the building block which prevents symptoms from worsening. Be sure to continue at least the warm washing …

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