Dry Eye Videos
Below you will find a number of videos about Dry Eye including dry eye assessment, treatment, and how to take care of your dry eye symptoms at home. These videos are regularly updated so be sure to visit regularly to see the latest videos about dry eye, or contact us today. Our friendly staff are always happy to help you better understand your condition and your treatment options.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
In this video from the Dry Eye Group, Dr. Rebecca Li talks about Dry Eye Syndrome, including the different types, the causes and the symptoms.
The Dry Eye Assessment
At The Dry Eye Group, our optometrists will perform a battery of tests in order to fully understand the cause of your dry eye and to accurately prescribe treatment. Through this assessment, we can quantitatively measure the extent of your symptoms and show you improvement after treatment.
Some of the testing includes Osmolarity testing, Tear Meniscus Height, Evaporation/Tear Film Break Up Time, Meibography, and testing of the Tear Film Dynamics.
Blepharitis Treatment, Blephex & Dry Eye Treatment
Studies have shown that up to 35% of all patients have some type of blepharitis symptoms and would benefit from BlephEx™. That number increases to over 70% in patients over 65.
Prior to performing the Lipiflow procedure, our optometrists will perform a lid scrub in order to remove surface debris from your eyelids.
BlephEx™ is a revolutionary new patented hand piece, used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
Lipiflow Procedure For Dry Eye At The Dry Eye Group
Lipiflow is a very comfortable and very well tolerated treatment for dry eye syndrome associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. At The Dry Eye Group, we are at the forefront of dry eye treatment technology, and we offer Lipiflow to our patients, alongside other treatment options.
LipiFlow® is a new procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye (blocked Meibomian glands). Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film. Some treatments attempt to add more liquid to your tears, but without the complex natural oil, tears continue to evaporate faster than produced. At the heart of the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System is the Activator (eyepiece). The Activator uses patented, precisely controlled heat applied to the inner eyelid with adaptive pressure encouraging your body to restart the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for healthy tears. Its single-use design and built-in sensors ensure a safe, sterile treatment. The treatment is performed in our optometry clinics — and, in some cases, on the same day as your evaluation.
Eye Doctor Tutorial: Warm Compress For Dry Eye
A warm compress is one of the tools we recommend to treat the symptoms of dry eyes. Whether you have been treated with Lipiflow, IPL or glad expression, daily warm compress will help ensure the benefits you receive from these treatments last longer, and will help the meibomian oils to continue to flow at their optimal levels. Warm compress will also help prevent blockage of your oil glands. In this video, Jenni demonstrates how simple it is. The Eye Doctor Mask is placed over the eyes for 7 to 10 minutes. It can be heated in the oven or the microwave and has a washable cover for hygiene purposes. The comfort strap can be adjusted to suit the individual. The mask is reusable and can be stored in a handy travel pouch when not in use.