Eyelid Health and Management
We use a number of non-surgical clinical procedures and treatments to target the eyelashes, eyelid surface, and the internal eyelid area where the meibomian glands, which naturally produce oil, are located. These procedures use thermal energy. We use specialized dyes and stains to gently scale (remove) the keratinized tissue (dead skin) from the upper and lower eyelid surface. This helps remove meibomian gland obstructions to restore healthy eyelids.
When thermal heat is applied to the internal and external eyelids, it melts the meibum, helping clear obstructions in the meibomian glands. This can also be accomplished with non-invasive meibomian gland expression, either done manually or with clinical tools like the Ilux and LipiFlow®. —-Add a video or lid debridement and expression —-
This all sounds invasive. Is it safe? Will I feel anything?
These treatments are safe, non-surgical, and require only topical anesthesia together with specialized dyes and tints. Most of our patients experience some mild soreness and irritation, which lasts up to a half hour after treatment.
Why hasn’t my doctor told me about this before?
If your experience with eyecare has been in a corporate setting, you may have only had a sight test or vision test. Treatment at an optometrist office is more thorough and closely monitored, for a better quality eyecare experience.
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