Dry Eye or MGD?

There are two forms of Dry Eye disease.

Are you treating the right one?



Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life, from reading to watching TV, to driving or working on the computer.

Tear Film AnatomyThe most common form of Dry Eye is Evaporative Dry Eye, which affects 9 out of 10 (86%) Dry Eye cases. This form results from a shortage of oil in your tears caused by a blockage in your eyelid (Meibomian) glands, leading tears to evaporate faster than normal. This lack of tear oil is often referred to as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Now, with the breakthrough LipiFlow® technology, it’s possible to directly treat the root cause of MGD.



Tears are made up of three layers



If you’re like many people with Dry Eye symptoms, your condition is related to blocked meibomian glands and an inadequate protective layer of oils in your tears.


Common Symptoms of MGD

  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort in windy or dry conditions
Your Evaluation

A series of evaluations will be performed to determine if you have MGD. This can include a LipiView® tear film and gland imaging and a meibomian gland evaluation. Knowing what is causing your Dry Eye will help your doctor determine the best treatment option.
LipiView2 gland comparison1



Relief with LipiFlow

LipiFlow treatmentLipiFlow is a procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, blocked Meibomian glands.

LipiFlow works by applying directed energy to the eyelid near the affected glands — precisely targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid, and slight pressure from the front. This treatment is performed right in our office. The LipiFlow treatment can unblock glands, interrupt physical deterioration and, in most cases, provide symptom relief.
LipiFlow cross section labels



Northeast Wisconsin's Optometrists of Choice

demo

Menasha Office

 

1255 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952-1501
Phone: (920) 722-6872

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

demo

Brillion Office

 

950 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1042
Phone: (920) 756-2020

Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

demo

Black Creek Office

 

413 South Main Street
Black Creek, WI 54106-9501
Phone: (920) 984-3937

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 2pm
Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

© Community Eyecare, Inc.: 3 Convenient Northeast Wisconsin Locations | Menasha, WI | Brillion, WI | Black Creek, WI | Site Map
Text and photos provided are the property of EyeMotion and cannot be duplicated or moved.

               

 VS Gold Horiz Logo