It is well established that there are two forms of Dry Eye – Evaporative Dry Eye and Aqueous Dry Eye. Most patients suffer from a combination of the two forms.
Our approach consists of addressing the causes that led you into your current eye condition, assisting your eyes and your body to correct itself.
Many doctors simply address the symptoms, using treatments that attempt to add more liquid to your tears, but without the complex natural oil, tears continue to evaporate faster than produced. Also, without addressing the internal body causes of dry eye, the symptoms come back as soon as you stop using adding tears.
Dr. Arroyo has designed several protocols, customized for the particular uniqueness of each patient, addressing the cause of dry eye while also managing the symptoms promptly.
Dr. Arroyo uses a procedure designed to treat a very important factor causing Evaporative Dry Eye, blocked meibomian glands. By improving the proper flow, meibomian glands can restart the natural production of lipids (oils) most needed for a balanced, healthy tear film.
An innovative approach to dry eye disease involves the application of a special eye hydrating pads (EHC) applied to the closed eyes, with a mild, soothing pressure, encouraging your body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for your tear film.
Subsequently, a special instrument is used to unclog, drain and open your meibomian glands, manually and painlessly, under topical anesthesia. The treatment is performed outpatient in the office and takes about 20-30 minutes to end.
You leave the office with your EHCs and a unique gel to be applied to your eyelids/eyelashes twice daily.
In addition, you may be prescribed specific prescription drops as well as natural supplements that the doctor will personalize for your particular needs. These will enhance your body's capabilities to lower body inflammation and most important, they are a powerful means to boost your ability to create long lasting health and a sense of well-being.
(DEQ) What good would a screening be without history taking ? Commonly used questionnaires are incorporated into the Dry Eye Report on the Keratograph® 5M.
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