This quick in office procedure gently stimulates and rejuvenates the meibomian glands. This procedure provides relief for dry, red, itchy, swollen eyes by targeting the meibomian glands in the eyelids.These glands are responsible for producing the lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. In studies, lipid deficiency is seen as the leading cause of Dry Eye Disease in over 85% of cases! Through gentle massaging the biofilm and scurf is removed contributing to healthier eyelids. This procedure is improves symptoms of Dry Eye Disease, Blepharitis, Demodex, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
Meibomian Gland Expression is a painless procedure that helps to clear debris, thickened meibum, or other unwanted material from the meibomian glands found in some dry eye patients. This helps to ensure that the glands have a good chance of producing and expressing meibum naturally. This procedure can be combined with LightStim LLLT producing enhanced results.
Tear ducts can be plugged with tiny silicone plugs devices to reduce tear loss. By partially or completely closing your tear ducts, it can keep your tears from leaving your eye too quickly. This keeps the eye’s surface moist and comfortable, relieving itchy, burning and red eyes.
Amniotic membranes are a natural choice to help the surface of your eye repair itself. They are considered a medical device and are used by Monarch Bay Optometry eye doctors for anti-inflammation, anti-scarring and promoting healing of damaged eye surfaces. A relatively recent non-surgical modality to assist in ocular surface disease, the versatility and the ability to use a non-pharmaceutical option to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration can provide a significant advantage to patient care at any level.