Dry Eye Surgery and Other Treatments
Dry eye disease is typically chronic, with symptoms that come and go over time. Treatment for dry eyes includes artificial tears, prescription eye medications, and in-office procedures. Lifestyle changes – for instance, reducing the amount of time you spend on the computer – can also help reduce the discomfort of dry eyes.
Dry eye surgery is typically recommended for severe cases of dry eye that haven’t responded to other treatments. It can involve procedures like punctal occlusion and meibomian gland surgery.
Punctal occlusion and meibomian gland surgery are two procedures used in eye care.
Punctal occlusion involves blocking tear ducts to retain tears, while meibomian gland surgery targets glands responsible for oil production to prevent tear evaporation. These procedures, such as punctal plugs, cauterization, Lipiflow, and meibomian gland expression, are commonly performed to address these specific eye conditions.
At Eye Care Professionals we offer a number of dry eye treatments, including a dry eye surgery like Lipiflow, as well as comprehensive eye exams to rule out any other conditions. For more information about how we can help your eye health, contact our Reno ophthalmologists today.