How is Ocular Surface disease treated?
In some cases, symptoms can be relieved by altering the external influences mentioned above. Simple changes in environmental factors can help – for example avoidance of dehydrating factors, such as air conditioning or regular breaks away from work on computer screens. Protecting your eyes from other factors, such as cold wind, with spectacles or sunglasses may also help.
Your treatment may include in-practice procedures and at-home therapies depending on the cause of your ocular discomfort and/or signs of ocular surface disease.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction accounts for 86% of ocular surface disease that can lead to irreversible structural and functional changes if left untreated. At-home therapies could include a combination of moist heat mask use and massage, eyelid scrubs, eye drops, prescription medications, blinking exercises and Omega-3 diet supplementation.
Our in-practice treatments include:
- LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation treatment
- E-Eye Intense Pulsed Light treatment
- BlephEx Microblepharoexfoliation for deep cleaning of the eye lashes and eye lid margins
- Tea tree oil & 40 day Cliradex treatment for Demodex blepharitis
- Fitting of Dissolvable and Permanent punctal plugs to create a reservoir of tears
There is no cure for ocular surface disease, but it can be managed well with treatments once the cause is understood. We offer flexible payment plans to cover your ongoing clinical care and home delivery of products for ocular surface health maintenance.