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Dry Eye Disease

lisa GSP UID 91169869 9e52 4a01 930e cc1ab6859818Dr. Lisa Genovese, OD, is an experienced optometrist who is passionate about providing her patients at Insight Eye Care in Williamsville and Lockport, with outstanding health care and vision services, supported by superior customer service. She specializes in eye diseases and has a particular interest in dry eye. Insight Eye Care is a leading center for dry eye treatment thanks to Dr. Genovese’s expertise. Schedule your appointment with her today!

 

 


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DO YOU HAVE DRY EYE OR OCULAR SURFACE DISEASE?

Ocular surface diseases represent a spectrum of disorders that affect the surface of the eyes and cause symptoms such as sandy, gritty, tired eyes, burning, fluctuating vision, watery eyes, itching and chronic redness. Dry eye is one of the most common ocular surface diseases, with incidence ranging from 5.7% to 21.6%

OTHER COMMON CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE OCULAR SURFACE DISEASE

  • Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD) is a progressive disease that develops when the oil glands located in the eyelids are blocked. If these glands remain blocked, they can atrophy (die) and lead to significant dry eye.
  • Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the eyelids, often caused by bacteria and/or skin mites (Demodex).

TREATMENT PLAN:

  • Moist Heat mask: heat mask in microwave for 20 to 25 seconds. Apply to eyelids for 7 to 10 min.
  • Blinking Exercises: blink hard 5x a couple of times per day. Best after warm compress.
  • Eyelid cleanser: perform: Morning and/or night.
  • Hypochlor spray: perform: Morning and/or night.
  • Artificial tears: use one drop in each eye ____ times per day.
  • Night-time protection: Use a sleep mask, Celluvisc, Hylo Vitamin A ointment, Systane PM
  • Prescription Drop (Restasis, Cequa or Xiidra): One drop 2x per day
  • Regenereyes: one drop in each eye 2x daily. Available in office
  • Omega supplement: Nutrametrix available in-office.

IN OFFICE TREATMENTS:

  • Punctal Occlusion: A painless in-office procedure where a small plug is placed into the tear duct to limit tear drainage.
  • Amniotic Membrane: In office procedure where an anti-inflammatory placental membrane is placed in the eye
  • Intense Pulsed Light (Lumecca by InMode)- see separate brochure
  • Radiofrequency (FORMA by InMode)
  • ILux: see separate brochure
  • LLLT (Low-Level Light Therapy): In-office mask for 13 to 15 minutes, used for blepharitis.
  • Lid treatment with tea tree lash mask: In-office medical treatment for persistent or moderate blepharitis.