Dry Eye Treatment May Help; Dont Forget the Appearance of the EyePosted on June 5, 2017
Dry eye has become a condition many know about these days because of the power of advertising and treatments that are available by prescription and advertised on television. According to recent ABC news story dry eye is most commonly a result of the lack of adequate two years. Tears are natures complex mixture of water, fatty oils, and mucus. The purpose of this mixture is to make the surface of rise smoother and clear and to protect the eyes from infection. The traditional treatment for dry eye disease requires prescription medications, daily eye drops, and ointments. A new option could help dry eyes in just minutes. According to the doctor in the news story patients who have been coming for dry eye treatments are now being offered a new solution called LipiFlow. The procedure takes about 12 min. and patients can go to work immediately following the procedure. The way it works is the cups are placed on the eyelids. These heat up and pulsate to melt blockages that are present in the tear glands. It does not hurt however patient reported it feels strange. In FDA trial 79% of patients using this treatment showed improvement. The Dr. says the improvements can last up to 15 months. Although the treatment is FDA approved it is not covered by insurance. The procedure cost around $700 per eye. Dr. Kim informs patients who suffer from dry eye that treating the symptoms could be extremely beneficial in maintaining the overall appearance of youthful eyes. Patients who are concerned about the aging appearance of their eyes are typically worried about loose and lax skin on the eyelid or what is more commonly known as drooping eyelids. Blepharoplasty addresses this concern by removing a small sliver of skin and tightening the skin on the eyelid. This will produce a much more aesthetically pleasing and youthful looking eyes. Patients who are concerned about the appearance of loose and lax skin on their eyelids or beneath the eyes are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim to see if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for them.