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ABOUT

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Our Clinic

We are a clinic specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. Equipped with the most advanced technology, we can detect and diagnose the degree of dry eye that the patient suffers and, thus, propose a real solution adapted to their needs through our three systems of action.
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Goal

Our goal is very clear: that the patient regains the quality of life that he lost when he began to suffer from Dry Eye syndrome.
Our medical team is extensively formed and constantly evolving, being attentive to the new techniques / technologies that appear in the market in order to solve such an irritating pathology.
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A healthy vision

If you want to recover the visual well-being that Dry Eye syndrome made you forget, do not hesitate to make an appointment with us. We will be happy to assist you in our center in Andorra.

DO YOU HAVE

DRY EYE DISEASE?

Suffering from dry eye disease can, not only, diminish our quality of life but also make daily activities such as reading, doing sports or driving, very difficult.
Furthermore, there is no age exempt from suffering from this pathology. Due to the abuse of technology by the youngest, there are already cases of dry eye disease among digital natives.

 

For that reason, it is currently estimated that more than 300 million people in the world suffer from this annoying pathology.

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

THE DRY EYE DISEASE

When blinking, a layer of tears is spread over the eye, keeping its surface soft, clean and smooth. The tear film is very important for good vision and is made up of three layers:

 

  • Oil (Lipid) layer: this is the outer layer of the tear film, generated in the Meibomian glands;
  • Water (Aqueous) layer: located in the middle of the three layers, is the one that cleans the eye, washing away particles to prevent infections;
  • Mucin layer: produced in the conjunctiva, it helps to spread the watery layer evenly over the surface of the eye, to keep it moist. It also makes the tears stick to the surface of the eye.

Dry eye can be caused by different causes

Any problem with one of these components of the tear film can lead to tear instability, resulting in a dry eye sensation.

If the Meibomian glands do not produce enough fluid, it is possible that the tear film evaporates too quickly and is considered as a dry eye.

The aqueous deficiency of a dry eye occurs when the tear glands fail to produce a sufficient amount of aqueous fluid to keep the eyes properly moisturized.

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HOW TO KNOW

IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM DRY EYE DISEASE?

The Symptoms may vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the dry eye disease:

  • Burning,
  • Irritation,
  • Redness,
  • Eye fatigue,
  • Blurry vision.

It can also happen that the eyes secrete more tears than usual and we still call it dry eyes. This reaction usually occurs when the eye is not moist enough so the eye itself sends a signal to request increased tear production by flooding itself with emergency tears. However, these tears consist mostly of water and do not have the same qualities or the composition of the tear is abnormal. This is when a dry-eye-treatment should be evaluated.

Causes of dry eyes

The causes may be related both to the main Lagrimal gland – responsible for the watery part of the tear – and to the Meibomian glands, responsible for the lipid part of the tear film.

 

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WE WILL CHECK YOUR EYELIDS

HOW CAN WE

HELP YOU?

In order to effectively diagnose the real cause of this condition, we offer diagnostic tests such as:

 

  • Shirmer test: a strip of filter paper is placed under the lower eyelid to measure the amount of tears being produced.
  • Osmorality Test: analysis of a tear to determine its quality and its composition.
  • Biomicroscopy
  • Osmorality Test: analysis of a tear to determine its quality and its composition.
  • NBUT
  • Meibography

In order to diagnose the right cause of this syndrome, a variety of examinations must be carried out:

 

  • Eyelid revision,
  • Control the frequency of blinking,
  • Determine the quantity and quality of tear production,
  • Measure corneal sensitivity

TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE

YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

In our center we have a medical team specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of the dry eye disease, using the latest technology. (Beyond eye drops and artificial tears.) We have the necessary diagnostic technology to detect eye dryness and thus provide an effective treatment.

 

Firstly, a thorough eye examination is needed to ensure a precise diagnosis to build an individualized treatment upon.

 

Then, we will offer the following technologies to realize the treatments:

Cleanlid


Cleanlid, one of our 3 treatments for dry eye

CleanLid has an direct effect on the Meibomian glands to unblock them and therefor allow the tears to flow normally again. With that it does not only treat the symptoms but also the cause of dry eyes and aims for a sustainable improvement. Satisfactory results can already be achieved after treating the glands for about 20 minutes. Between 70% and 80% of the patients who have undergone the CleanLid therapy, have noticed a substantial and lasting improvement.

 

Many patients with dry eyes notice a significant improvement in their quality of life after this treatment.

Enjoy outdoor activities without dry eye

Dry eye can appear at any age

Tixel


Tixel is an effective treatment for dry eye

Tixel is an innovative fractional thermal system to treat dry eyes. During the procedure, titanium pyramids poke its tips into the skin at a specific temperature. Ten times in the upper eyelid and another ten in the lower eyelid of both eyes.

 

The treatment takes less than ten minutes and involves only a little discomfort but no pain. Another advantage is the short amount of time the patient needs to fully recover. It is possible to pursue your normal day to day life right after the therapy.

 

In most cases, two to three sessions are necessary, four in case of severe eye dryness, with intervals of two to three weeks. Most of the patients notice a significant improvement right after the first session.

Enjoy life without dry eye

Enjoy life without dry eye

Eye-Light


Eye-Light is very effective for dry eye treatment

Eye-Light is a therapeutic new-generation technology with pulsating light to treat dry eyes.

 

The therapy itself consist of two parts:

• In the first part, which takes about five minutes in total, we use IPL light. This polychromatic light stimulates the Meibomian glands with five impulses per eye, to improve their activity and encourage the fluid production. This treatment concentrates on the periorbital area in order to stimulate the contraction of the glands, increasing the lipid flow and reducing the evaporation of the tears.

Eye-Light is very effective for dry eye treatment

• For the second part of the treatment we use modular light. The patient puts on a heating mask for 15 minutes so the light from insight the mask can carefully warm the eyelids endogenously, facilitating the secretion of the Meibomian glands.

The whole procedure is completely pain free and allows the patient to continue their daily routine without any restrictions right afterwards. Only a few sessions are needed (between two and four) with intervals of two to four weeks to ensure optimal results.

 

Get to know more about the treatment in this vídeo.

 

If you want to stop depending on eye drops and take action to regain that lost quality of life, do not hesitate to contact us. Our goal is to detect the dry eye disease as soon as possible so your eyes are healthy.

Say bye-bye to dry eye

Improve your life with our treatments for dry eye

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GOOD HANDS

Dr Ludger Hanneken

Dr. LUDGER HANNEKEN
Ophthalmologist
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17PB, Nacions Unides Avenue
AD700 – Escaldes-Engordany
Principado de Andorra

 

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