Dry Eye Care

You might be surprised to learn that Dry Eye Syndrome is a disease. Dr. Gindi and the team at Healing Eye Care have decades of experience in helping uncover the symptoms of your dry eye, the causes behind it, and the perfect solution to provide much needed relief. We leverage cutting edge technology to dive right to the solution rather than simply prescribe eye drops and hope that the issues go away on their own.

Oculus 5M Keratograph

Here at Healing Eye Care, we have the very latest technology that helps us create a proper treatment plan for individual patients. The OCULUS Keratograph assesses tear evaporation rates, blocked glands and tear layer health. Features include analyzing the meibomian glands, noninvasive tear picture break-up time, the tear meniscus height measurement, and assessing the lipid layer. This advanced technology allows us to image the anatomy of the oil glands, found in the upper and lower eyelids. These glands are unique because they provide the natural lubrication to keep the tears wholesome. Additionally, and most importantly, this scan gives us a deeper look into the eye than ever before, which allows us to put together a more accurate and efficient treatment plan. This technology also provides the doctor with a Crystal Tear Report which allows us to develop and provide you with a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. 

Now, more than ever, we are relying on our eyes in our day to day activities. With the ever growing need for more and more computer work, we often find that this is making dry eye syndrome worse. When sitting at the computer or looking at any artificial screen, we tend to blink less than normal which then disrupts the tear film from producing the natural oil within.  

“Dry eyes? But my eyes are watering!:” While it made sound odd, tearing or watering of the eyes is one of the many symptoms that is associated with dry eyes. When the surface of the eye is dry, our eyes are triggered to produce more tears to help lubricate the eye.

What can I do to help?: It is important to make sure that you are taking breaks when working on any type of digital screen (phones, tablets, computers, etc) for extended periods of time. It is recommended that you take a 15 second break and look at something that is at least 15 feet away every hour so the muscles in your eyes are able to relax. 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Now, more than ever, we are relying on our eyes in our day to day activities. With the ever growing need for more and more computer work, we often find that this is making dry eye syndrome worse. When sitting at the computer or looking at any artificial screen, we tend to blink less than normal which then disrupts the tear film from producing the natural oil within.  

“Dry eyes? But my eyes are watering!:” While it made sound odd, tearing or watering of the eyes is one of the many symptoms that is associated with dry eyes. When the surface of the eye is dry, our eyes are triggered to produce more tears to help lubricate the eye.

What can I do to help?: It is important to make sure that you are taking breaks when working on any type of digital screen (phones, tablets, computers, etc) for extended periods of time. It is recommended that you take a 15 second break and look at something that is at least 15 feet away every hour so the muscles in your eyes are able to relax. 

OPTOMAP

Thermal 1 Touch
Dry Eye Treatment

Our in office Thermal 1 treatment gently targets clogged and underperforming glands with scientifically measured applied moist heat. This allows the doctor to express the warmed up clogged oil in the glands onto the surface of the tear layer, hence improving healthy production of high-quality tears

In addition to the Thermal 1 Touch in office treatment some patients are given a prescribed course of at home care products to relieve and manage their dry eye symptoms. Ocusoft is one of the industry leaders in professional grade ocular care products such as drops, dry eye masks, lid scrubs, and nutritional supplements. The doctor will prescribe these therapeutic products in combination, to specifically target the gland and tear structure dysfunction.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

What are Meibomian Glands?

Meibomian glands are the tiny oil glands which line the margin of the eyelids (the edges that touch when eyelids are closed). These glands secrete oil which coats the surface of our eyes and keeps the water component of our tears from evaporating (or drying out). Together the water and oil layer make up the tear film in our eyes. This tear film lubricates and keeps the surface of our eyes healthy and has a direct affect on how clearly we see. If either the water or oil layer is decreased or of poor quality, we may develop symptoms of irritation or blurred vision. 

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (or MGD) refers to the chronic condition where the glands are not secreting enough oil or when the oil they do secrete is of poor quality. The oils that do make it out of the gland can be noted as granular (crusty) or otherwise abnormal and can cause irritation.

How do we treat MGD?

Treatment plans vary based on individual patients conditions. Our technicians will review which steps you will take based on the doctors exam. They will review these steps with you to ensure understanding and to answer any questions you may have. The basis of treatment is centered around moist heat and lid hygiene.

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Clearwater, FL 33761