For that reason, it is currently estimated that more than 300 million people in the world suffer from this annoying pathology.
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.
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.
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.
The dry eye disease is a multifactorial, complex and chronic pathology that affects the ocular surface and produces discomfort in addition to visual problems.
In some cases it can even cause lesions in the cornea and in the conjunctiva.
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 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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.