Your Treatment Options

AFT Laser Treatment

AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) used to target and clear the vascular lesions—malformed blood vessels—that are responsible for rosacea. Half of people with rosacea experience ocular symptoms, and these ocular symptoms can show up even before any facial symptoms appear. Unfortunately, the lesions that cause rosacea will not go away without proper treatment. They do, however, respond well to laser and light-based therapy, including AFT.

AFT works by sending light energy to the blood vessels. When the blood vessels absorb this energy, they shrink and collapse. The average patient requires 4-6 AFT treatments, which we schedule 3-6 weeks apart.

BlephEx Treatment

BlephEX® is a new, in-office procedure that allows your doctor to take an active role in treating dry eye and blepharitis. BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm, and bacterial toxins, the main causes of inflammatory dry eye and lid disease. With regular treatments, patients finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis. Learn more about BlephEx or watch this short video showing how BlephEx works.

Lipiflow Treatment

LipiFlow is a new treatment for dry eye caused by tears evaporating too fast. This type of dry eye is called evaporative dry eye and is caused by blockage in the eyelids’ oil-producing glands, or Meibomian glands. LipiFlow is a 12-minute procedure done in your doctor’s office. Learn more about how Lipiflow treatment could relieve your dry eye.

Punctal Plugs

Punctal plugs are small medical devices that are inserted into the tear duct to block the duct. This prevents the drainage of liquid from the eye, increasing the eye’s tear film and surface moisture. Generally, there are two types of punctal plugs: semi-permanent, which are typically made out of a long-lasting materials such as silicone; and dissolvable, which are made out of a materials such as collagen that the body eventually absorbs.

To fit patient’s unique needs, punctal plugs have many designs and shapes, including:

  • Umbrella: These types do not “disappear” into the tear duct, making them easy to spot and remove if necessary.
  • Tapered: This design exerts extra force horizontally to help keep the punctal plug in its proper place.
  • Hollow: A hollowed interior can help the punctal plug adhere to the shape of the eye’s tear duct.
  • Reservoir: This style captures and holds tears, which helps reduce foreign body sensation and increase comfort.
  • Slanted or low-profile cap: This design can help maintain comfort, while providing extra stability.