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Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)


Today’s modern lifestyle environment puts a high strain on our eyes which can often cause a condition called MGD - Meibomian Glands Dysfunction or Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). Meibomian glands are located inside your bottom eye-lids and are responsible for creating a tear film to keep your eyes correctly moisturised.

Air pollution, artificial lighting, high use of smart phones and computers, air-conditioning, driving motor vehicles and wearing contact lenses along with many other age-related and environmental factors can all affect the function of these glands and significantly increase the risk of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES).

 

Other factors for dry eyes can be:

• Normal age-related reduction in the production of tears.
• Hormonal changes.
• Medications.
• Windy, dusty, smoky, hot or dry weather conditions.
• Fans or hair dryers blowing directly onto the face.
 

Test your eyes health

• Do you suffer from blurred vision?
• Do your eyes often burn?
• Do you wear contact lenses?
• Are you watching a screen (TV or/and computers or/and smartphone) a few hours a day?
• Are your eyes sensitive to bright light?
• Are you over 40 years old? Are you post-menopausal?
• Do you wake up with mucus around your eyelids?
• Do you sometimes have red eyes?
• Do you have scratchy / itchy eyes?

If you have said yes to any of the above then you are very likely to be prone to dry eye syndrome.

Talk to Laservision today about treatment for DES

 


DES results in irritable, itchy, tired, heavy eyes that may go blurry and even start to water, affecting the tasks of daily life.The use of lubricant ‘tear’ drops may help the symptoms of DES, but relief is short term and they do not address the long term problem.

Our new non-invasive treatment using IRPL (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light) technology is now available at our Merivale, Christchurch Clinic.

Over a short series of four simple treatment sessions, Regulated Pulsed Light is used to stimulate the creation of neurotransmitters by the nerve connected to the Meibomian Glands, helping to restore normal function and relieving the eyes from dryness.

The process is quick, gentle and can offer long-lasting relief to dry eye sufferers.

 

How does it work?

E-Eye does not directly affect the Meibomian Glands. Its action is INDIRECT.
The flash emitted during the treatment stimulates the creation of neurotransmitters by the nerve connected to the Meibomian Glands. The neurotransmitters released will then be able to interact with the Meibomian Glands, stimulating the secretion and the contraction of the glands. It leads the latter to return to their normal function, relieving the eyes from dryness.

 

The treatment

Your Laservision eye care specialist adjusts the goggles over your eyes and applies hydrogel on the skin. A series of five gentle flashes are then applied under the lower eyelid. A session only takes a few minutes and no needles or injections are required.

 

The results

Results are generally experienced immediately after the treatment and the affect is cumulative:
- First session (Day 1): around one week relief
- Second session (Day 15): around two weeks relief
- Third session (Day 45): up to 18 months relief
- Fourth session (Day 75): up to 29 months relief


A total of four sessions are recommended for optimum results. The third treatment is the trigger for long lasting efficiency.

 

More about E -Eye

E-Eye is designed and manufactured in France by E-Swin company, France’s leading manufacturer of high-tech light equipment.

E-Eye is a dedicated device for the treatment of occular dryness in its evaporative form. Accordingly, it has been rated as effective in 80% of patients affected by dry-eye disease.

E-Eye device generates polychromatic pulsed light using technology called: IRPL (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light). It is capable of generating sequences of uniform and perfectly calibrated light pulses.

E-Eye emits 'cold light', which stimulates the Meibomian glands in complete safety. In response to this stimulation, the glands resume secretion. The normal structure of the lachrymal film is restored, and symptoms associated with occular dryness will disappear.

This treatment is non-invasive, entirely painless and completely harmless to the eyeball.


Call our specialist clinical team on 0800 527371 for more information and set your sights on improved eye health with Laservision.

 

 

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