Dry Eye Therapy
Gritty, irritated, red, tired, fluctuating vision and even watery eyes can all be symptoms of dry eye.
Therapy begins with an assessment of your anterior ocular surface and tear film to determine which type of dry eye you have (there are many) and therefore the type of treatment that will be most useful to you.
- Dry eye therapy may include
- Lubricating eye drops
- Warm compress and massage
- Eyelid wipes
- Manuka honey eye drops
- Punctal plugs (reducing tear drainage)
- Medicated eye drops
- Blephasteam (steam goggles and eyelid gland expression used to improve the lipid layer of the tear film.
IPL laser treatment is also useful in certain types of dry eye disease.