Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): With MGD, our oil glands of our eyes are blocked, leading to tears that do not have enough oils. Without enough oil, our tears evaporate too quickly, causing dry eye. This is the most common type of dry eyes.
Aqueous deficiency: This type of dry eye refers to the condition where our lacrimal gland does not make enough of the watery part of our tears. As a result, the ocular surface can be compromised.
WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?
There are many different causes of dry eyes. Some of the many causes include:
Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, and high blood pressure medication
Advancing age. Dry eye is much more common in individuals over the age of 50
Depending on what causes are responsible for your dry eye, our eye doctor will customize the most suitable dry eye treatment plan for you. For aqueous deficiency dry eye, treatment may include topical ointments and eye drops (both prescription and non-prescription), punctal plugs to block tear drainage, hydration masks, warm compresses, and Omega-3 supplements.
For meibomian gland dysfunction we may recommend manual expression of your oil glands, lid scrubs, hydration masks, lubricating eye drops, omega-3 supplements, or Radiofrequency therapy to stimulate your oil glands.
HOW CAN RADIOFREQUENCY HELP MY DRY EYE PROBLEMS? Meibomian Gland Disorder (MBD) is the leading cause of dry eye and discomfort in the eye area, and it is now treatable with TempSure’s RF technology. With our Tempsure Envi device, we are able to target and apply heat to these blocked glands that lie within the eyelids to liquefy the oil within these glands, while a gentle massaging motion is applied to release these oils. Radiofrequency is also able to help regenerate collagen, which can help maintain the health and structure of these glands.