Your Treatment Options
AFT Laser Treatment
AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) is a form of IPL (intense pulsed light) used to target vascular lesions—or malformed blood vessels—responsible for rosacea. Half of people with rosacea experience ocular symptoms which can appear before facial symptoms. Unfortunately, the lesions causing 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 malformed blood vessels. When the blood vessels absorb this energy, they shrink and collapse. The average patient requires 4-6 AFT treatments, scheduled 3-6 weeks apart.
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® is the only FDA cleared device that provides therapy for both inside and outside of the eyelid. This procedure is used for evaporative dry eye, the most common form of dry eye disease. LipiFlow® is a 12-minute procedure that targets blockages in the eyelids’ oil-producing glands, or Meibomian glands. It is done in office and has proven effective in relieving dry eye.
Learn more about how LipiFlow treatment could relieve your dry eye.
We are excited to announce we have recently added the NuLids® System to our treatment options. It is a simple, yet advanced medical device that gently massages and stimulates the Meibomian glands, or oil-producing glands, in the upper and lower lids. The tears’ oil layer is essential to preventing evaporation. NuLids® System aims to aid in the production and flow of this important layer, which will result in a reduction of dry eye discomfort. The NuLids® device is safe, effective, and an at-home treatment that can easily fit into a daily routine. Ask us more about the NuLids® System at your next appointment!
Punctal plugs are tiny, medical devices inserted into the tear duct to block it. This prevents tears from draining, increasing the eye’s tear film and surface moisture. There are two types of punctal plugs: semi-permanent, typically comprised of long-lasting material, such as silicone; and dissolvable, generally made of materials like collagen, which the body absorbs over time.
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.