The Dry Eye Center
At the Dry Eye Center, we specialize in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome. With two convenient locations in Elgin and Kildeer, Illinois, our team of experienced eye care professionals is dedicated to helping patients find relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye.
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are unable to produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, which can lead to a range of symptoms, including redness, itching, burning, and sensitivity to light. Left untreated, dry eye can also lead to damage to the surface of the eye and vision problems.
DRY EYE CENTER
Our doctors make sure to provide a comprehensive eye examination to rule out any other possible ocular surface disease and to assess the dry eyes signs and symptoms. In addition to their years of experience in diagnosing dry eyes. Our doctors use high technology testing to assist in their diagnosis.
There are several options for treatment of dry eyes at our dry eye center. These range from healthy supplements and dietary changes to prescription medications.
Another option for patients with dry eyes or blepharitis are some new in-office procedures that allows us to take an active role in the preventing the risk of dry eye and blepharitis, as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
The following is a summary of some of the recommended dry eye treatments done in our office:
The FDA results show patients had 3x gland function improvement after a single 12-minute LipiFlow procedure.
90% of patients had significant symptom improvement at their 1st 8 week follow up appointment.
On average their symptoms were cut in half.
Depending on the degree of severity & other contributing factors related to the causes of MGD, patients have had positive treatment efficacy lasting from 12 to 36 months out with
The PROKERA lens is inserted by the eye doctor to sit on the eye, and for optimal healing, it is important that you complete the PROKERA treatment period of 3-5 days.
Your eye doctor may use tape to partially close your eyelid after PROKERA is inserted.
DRY EYES PREVENTION TIPS
Below is a list of steps that you can take to minimize your dry eye syndrome symptoms: