Chronic dry eye or dry eye disease is a far more common problem than most people realize. The fact is that over 100 million people around the world suffer from the chronic dry eye at any given point in time. Many people worry that the gritty, scratchy, and even painful nature of dry eye is something that will plague them for the rest of their lives.
The most common type of chronic dry eye is what technically is known as “Evaporative Dry Eye.” This type of dry eye occurs when tears naturally produced by the eye evaporate too quickly.
The rapid evaporation resulting in Dry Eye occurs because glands in the eyelids don’t produce enough of oil that aids in keeping the eyes moist. This oil is known as meibum.
Fortunately, there is a treatment from the evaporative dry eye today in the form of the TearCare procedure.
How the TearCare Dry Eye Treatment Works
Proven effective for evaporative dry eye, TearCare is an innovative procedure that is providing relief to chronic dry eye sufferers from all walks of life. TearCare provides an open-eye treatment procedure that directly targets the underlying cause for chronic dry eye.
The TearCare process is a short, in-office treatment that involves the application of heat directly to a patient’s eyelid. In turn, the heat melts blockage that has occurred in the Meibomian Glands.
After the heat is applied and the blockage melting occurs, your eye doctor gently presses on your eyelid. The gentle manipulation clears the meibum, the substance that blocked the gland in the first place. Patients report the TearCare procedure is pain-free and actually comfortable.
Through this treatment process, the Meibomian Glands themselves can be restored to a proper functionality. The patient’s eyes can become appropriately moist, providing relief from the challenging and even painful chronic dry eye condition.
Schedule a Dry Eye Consultation Today
If you are like many people, you worry about never finding an effective solution to your chronic dry eye condition. The reality is that thanks to the TearCare treatment and the many other advanced dry eye treatment options from the eye doctors at Matossian Eye Associates, relief may be “in sight” for you. You can call us any time at (800) 708-8800 and schedule a dry eye evaluation, or simply request an appointment online.