Dry Eye Treatment
iLux® Dry Eye Treatment
Are you tired of dealing with the discomfort and irritation of dry eye syndrome? Our experienced eye doctor at Progressive Family Eye Care in Plymouth, MI, can help! We offer several in-office treatments to alleviate dry eye symptoms, including the Systane® iLux²® MGD Thermal Pulsation System. The Systane® iLux²® is a portable, handheld device that targets meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a leading cause of dry eye disease.
What is MGD?
The meibomian glands are tiny glands located in the eyelids that secrete an oily substance called meibum. Meibum helps lubricate the surface of the eye and prevent tears from evaporating too quickly, which can lead to dry eye syndrome. MGD can occur when the meibomian glands become blocked or inflamed, reducing the production of meibum and leading to symptoms like dryness, itching, burning, and redness.
How does the Systane® iLux²® device work?
Our eye doctor can use the Systane® iLux²® to visualize your meibomian glands like never before. We can see what’s blocking your meibomian glands and causing your discomfort.
We then use the Systane® iLux²® device to apply gentle warmth and pressure to your eyelids, which helps to release the oils from your meibomian glands. By restoring the natural flow of oils to the tear film, the treatment can help improve tear quality and reduce inflammation. Rather than just treating the symptoms, the device is designed to address the root cause. As a result, most patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms within a few days of the procedure.
Treatment is quick and painless and only takes about 8-12 minutes for both eyes. There’s no need for anesthesia or surgery, and you can return to your normal activities immediately afterward.
If you are struggling with dry eye syndrome and want to learn more about treatment options available at Progressive Family Eye Care, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today! We will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan to help you find relief and improve your quality of life.