Dry eye is a chronic and complex condition. Although there is no cure for dry eyes, there are many options for treating dry eyes than ever before. As your disease responds to treatment, your regimen will be tailored for you. At Bonney Lake Family Eye Care we pride ourselves on keeping up to date on all the newest technology for dry eye treatment. Dr.Kaur is a dry eye specialist who offers variety of in-office treatments and is always bringing new and innovative technology into the office.
Punctal plugs are small biocompatible devices that can be inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This helps to increase the eye's tear film and surface moisture to help relieve certain forms of dry eye. Punctal plugs are devices that are no larger than a grain of rice.
In many cases, no anesthetic is needed, but an eye drop many used to keep you comfortable.
Prokera biologic corneal bandage device that is used to heal and treat eye conditions such as keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, corneal erosions, and many other ocular surface diseases. Prokera provides faster and more effective healing of the cornea with less pain, scarring and inflammation, leading to clear corneas and improved clinical outcomes.
Prokera is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed many quality control tests before it is provided to our doctors.
Zocular Eyelid System Treatment (ZEST)
The Zocular Eyelid System Treatment (ZEST) is an in-office treatment that is performed by using manual exfoliation with a micro-matrix swab. This allows for a more gentle experience while still thoroughly cleaning the lid margin.
ZEST uses a gel cleaner during treatment called Zocushield. This gel is an okra-based formula, which is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Okra is also believed to help with production of collagen, which can help with elasticity in the skin around the eyes, helping to keep wrinkles at bay.
The newest dry eye treatment technology, iLux, is a handheld device that uses light source heating and compression intended to help your Meibomian glands express oils to protect your tears.
iLux is the only handheld FDA approved treatment for MGD uniquely designed to customize treatments for each patient. Patients describe the treatment as a “warm eye massage” that lasts about 8 minutes, and typically eases symptoms for 6-8 months. In order to assess if iLux is right for you, your eye care professional will perform diagnostic tests to evaluate your gland health.
IPL is a treatment originally designed for use in dermatology and FDA-approved for patients with rosacea and acne. IPL is for patients with moderate to severe dry eyes, blepharitis, ocular rosacea or meibomian gland dysfunction. IPL is thought to work by sealing abnormal blood vessels that leak inflammatory mediators into the ocular tissues. Other effects include improved meibomian gland function, improved tear stability and patient comfort.
Improved eye comfort and vision clarity
Drug-free light based treatment
Treat root cause of ocular surface disease and blepharitis
It also treats conditions such as ocular rosacea and telangiectasia, which may lead to dry eyes
IPL helps with skin tightening and rejuvenation
Low Level Light Therapy
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a new and upcoming treatment modality to manage dry eye disease. LLLT with red wavelengths uses specially designed LED lights to deliver focused light that targets the eyelids to stimulate and rejuvenate the eyelid glands (meibomian glands), reducing inflammation and swelling, resulting in improved tear quality and a reduction in symptoms. Red LLLT is best suited for rosacea and meibomian gland dysfunction. LLLT with blue wavelengths option has a purification and anti-bacterial effect when needed. Blue LLLT is used to treat blepharitis and demodex mites.
There are no side effects or contraindications to Low Level Light Treatment.
Ask us about how LLLT can treat your eye condition and enhance your quality of life.