Dry Eye Clinic
Our clinic is dedicated to helping patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Our experienced optometrists specialise in a variety of treatments, including blephasteam, intense pulsed light (IPL), punctal plugs, and ciclosporin eye drops.
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to discomfort, redness, and a range of other symptoms.
At our Dry Eye Clinic, we understand the impact that dry eye syndrome can have on your quality of life, and we are committed to providing effective and long-lasting treatment options.
- Blephasteam is a warm compress therapy that uses a specialised device to apply heat and moisture to the eyes, which can help to improve tear production and reduce symptoms of dry eye. This treatment is particularly useful for patients who suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction, which is a common cause of dry eye. it is usually performed in conjunction with meibomian gland expression.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment that uses light therapy to improve the function of the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oily layer of tears that helps to prevent evaporation. IPL can also help to reduce inflammation and improve overall eye health.
- Punctal plugs are small devices that are inserted into the tear ducts to help prevent tears from draining away too quickly. This can help to keep the eyes moist and reduce symptoms of dry eye.
- Ciclosporin eye drops such as Cequa and Ikervis are prescription eye drops that can help to reduce inflammation and improve tear production in patients with moderate to severe dry eye syndrome.
- Anti-inflammatory eye drops such as fluorometholone (FML) are particularly useful for patients with moderate to severe dry eye syndrome, as they can help to address the underlying causes of the condition. These eye drops are available on prescription and are typically pulsed or used for short periods of time to manage any exacerbation of symptoms.
We take a personalised approach to treatment, tailoring each treatment plan to the individual needs of our patients. Our optometrists will evaluate your eye health and symptoms to determine the best possible treatment options for you.