Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, blurred vision, and tear film instability with potential damage to the front surface of the eye.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye. Meibomian glands are glands in your eyelids which slowly release oil into the tear film. This oil helps to stop your tears from evaporating, hence helping to prevent dry eye. In MGD, the oil becomes thicker and blocks these glands, leading to increased evaporation of tears and dry eye.
At Milburn and Neill we offer a comprehensive range of treatment for dry eye, from lubricating eye drops to IPL therapy. We also offer meibomian gland expression, prescriptions for therapeutic agents, scleral contact lenses and amniotic membrane therapy. If you think you might have dry eye, contact us to book a Dry Eye Assessment to evaluate your dry eye and develop an individual treatment plan to help your eyes feel better.
E > Eye IPL
The E>Eye is an IPL device specifically designed for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) applied to the skin around the eyes to stimulate the meibomian glands to return them to their normal function. IPL is one of the most long-lasting treatment options for MGD.
A recent University of Auckland study which investigated the effects of a course of IPL treatment using the E>Eye device showed significantly improved symptoms and improved meibomian gland function.
Contact us to arrange a Dry Eye Assessment to see if E>Eye IPL may benefit your dry eye.