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Evaporative Dry Eye
Instability of the tear film from an inadequate lipid layer is the cause of most dry eye. Artificial tears provide only temporary relief. Stressors like low humidity, wind, and smoke induce excessive evaporation in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. Until now most treatment has addressed only issues of inadequate tear volume and excess inflammation.
Proper diagnosis of each patient’s tear film abnormality is fundamental to selecting the most effective treatment. Tear osmolarity, lipid profiling, and anterior-segment OCT are available to confirm appropriate management.
Using pulsating thermal and mechanical methods, Lipiflow can rejuvenate a non-functional lipid production apparatus.
A comprehensive approach involving Lipiflow, Intense Pulsed Light, nutritional and chemical modification of fatty acid metabolism can restore comfort and stable vision. Concomitant treatment of inflammatory conditions and aqueous deficiency is our plan with all dry eye patients.
8380 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA
Dr. James Lewis is an experienced cornea specialist in Philadelphia and director of the Dry Eye Institute, where patients from throughout the tri-state area come to receive high-quality dry eye treatments. In addition to providing dry eye treatment, Dr. Lewis is able to perform a range of diagnostic tests for Philadelphia Sjögren’s Syndrome patients who may be experiencing dry eye complications. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewis today to learn more.