DRY EYE TREATMENTS
49 MILLION Americans suffer from dry eye and ocular surface disease. Of those 49 million, 86% of those patients suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Our upper and lower eyelids are made up of approximately 30-40 glands each, called meibomian glands. These glands are important for producing the oil layer in our tears. When these glands become inflamed, they tend to thicken and die. Instead of producing a nice olive oil consistency, these inflamed glands will produce a very thick, toothpaste-like substance and are essentially “clogged.”
The symptoms of dry eye disease can vary from red, irritated, burning, itchy, stinging, and watery eyes.
Dry eye disease tends to be chronic and progressive, which is why early treatment is key. At Eyes on Westlake, we have invested heavily in dry eye technology to better serve our patients that specifically addresses the root cause of dry eye disease: inflammation, obstruction and bacteria. Check out our advanced in-office treatments.