What Is A Dry Eye?
Eye Watering and Excessive Tearing: Dry Eye
Oddly enough, if you are prone to excessive eye watering or tearing, you might actually have a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.
There are two types of dry eye:
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Treatment for Dry Eye
For some patients, over-the-counter or prescription eye drops will provide relief for dry eye symptoms. However, if these are ineffective you may need to have an eye doctor assess your situation and determine the root cause of your dry eye. Knowing the reason for your dry eye symptoms is the only way to successfully treat this condition.
At the Eye Center of Northern Colorado, our dry eye specialists may recommend:
Why Choose us for Dry Eye Treatment?
Our fellowship-trained, board certified retinal specialists provide the highest-quality medical and surgical care. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. We strive to provide the best personal care and achieve optimal vision outcomes. Our doctors see patients in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley and work with referring doctors to provide care regionally in Northern Colorado, Eastern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Region, Southern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.
How LipiFlow Works?
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System unblocks the eyelid glands, allowing them to resume production of complex natural oils. The treatment includes the application of precisely-controlled heat to the inner eyelid. The single-use activator applies adaptive pressure to stimulate the production of oils for tear film.
Is LipiFlow Right for You?
The LipiFlow treatment may not be right for your eyes. During an eye exam we can perform a series of evaluations to determine the root cause of your dry eye. We will use the non-invasive LipiView interferometer to assess your tear film and the Meibomian Gland EvaluatorTM to examine the quantity and quality of the oils.
Our dry eye specialists can perform the virtually painless LipiFlow treatment right in our office. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam to see if LipiFlow can provide relief for your dry eye symptoms.