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Dry Eye Services

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Sometimes people don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye.

Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By producing tears at a slow and steady rate, the eye stays moist and comfortable.

It may not sound logical that dry eye would cause excess tearing, but think of it as the eye's response to discomfort. If the tears responsible for maintaining lubrication do not keep the eye wet enough, the eye becomes irritated. Eye irritation prompts the gland that makes tears (called the lacrimal gland) to release a large volume of tears, overwhelming the tear drainage system. These excess tears then overflow from your eye.

There are a number of products that can effective treatments for dry eye. Some of these include:

  • Eye drops
  • Soothing eye ointments (for use at bedtime)
  • Humidifier in your home
  • Plugs inserted in the tear drainage canal (for more severe cases of dry eye)
  • Nutrients: Omega 3
  • LipiFlow Treatment

Early detection and treatment will improve your symptoms. If left untreated, dry eye can cause serious damage to the eye tissue (cornea). Over time, the cornea could become scarred, resulting in vision loss.

LIPIFLOW Treatment

INTRODUCING NEW LIPIFLOW® TREAMENT FOR DRY EYE SUFFERERS

Georgia Ophthalmology Associates, PC is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.

If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow.

Of millions of people in the U.S. that suffer from dry eye, a majority have evaporative dry eye, which stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. The lipid deficiency is due to blockages in the Meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The lipids serve to protect the water (aqueous) layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly.

Treat the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow® is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye.

Unlike traditional treatments (e.g., warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments) that address dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands. If left untreated, dry eye can lead to further ocular deterioration and additional problems. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow treatments can only be provided by a licensed physician.

How LipiFlow Works:
• LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
• LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.
• LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.

What to Expect from LipiFlow:
In a controlled clinical trial, a majority of patients treated with LipiFlow reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms at 4 weeks post treatment2.

You would not be a candidate for LipiFlow if you recently had eye surgery, eye injury, herpes of the eye or chronic eye inflammation. LipiFlow may not fit all eyes. Possible side effects from LipiFlow include redness, burning, stinging, discharge, blurred vision, dryness and sensitivity to light. Talk to your doctor about the benefits, safety and risks of LipiFlow.

If dry eye is hindering you from the activities you love, we are here to help. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for a dry eye assessment (404) 298-5557, or (770) 736-7020.   www.lipiflow.com/video-gallery/
 

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Dry Eye Services

Follow this link to see LIPIFLOW videos - www.lipiflow.com/video-gallery/

Sometimes people don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye.

Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By producing tears at a slow and steady rate, the eye stays moist and comfortable.

It may not sound logical that dry eye would cause excess tearing, but think of it as the eye's response to discomfort. If the tears responsible for maintaining lubrication do not keep the eye wet enough, the eye becomes irritated. Eye irritation prompts the gland that makes tears (called the lacrimal gland) to release a large volume of tears, overwhelming the tear drainage system. These excess tears then overflow from your eye.

There are a number of products that can effective treatments for dry eye. Some of these include:

Early detection and treatment will improve your symptoms. If left untreated, dry eye can cause serious damage to the eye tissue (cornea). Over time, the cornea could become scarred, resulting in vision loss.

LIPIFLOW Treatment

INTRODUCING NEW LIPIFLOW® TREAMENT FOR DRY EYE SUFFERERS

Georgia Ophthalmology Associates, PC is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.

If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow.

Of millions of people in the U.S. that suffer from dry eye, a majority have evaporative dry eye, which stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. The lipid deficiency is due to blockages in the Meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The lipids serve to protect the water (aqueous) layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly.

Treat the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow® is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye.

Unlike traditional treatments (e.g., warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments) that address dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands. If left untreated, dry eye can lead to further ocular deterioration and additional problems. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow treatments can only be provided by a licensed physician.

How LipiFlow Works:
• LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
• LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.
• LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.

What to Expect from LipiFlow:
In a controlled clinical trial, a majority of patients treated with LipiFlow reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms at 4 weeks post treatment2.

You would not be a candidate for LipiFlow if you recently had eye surgery, eye injury, herpes of the eye or chronic eye inflammation. LipiFlow may not fit all eyes. Possible side effects from LipiFlow include redness, burning, stinging, discharge, blurred vision, dryness and sensitivity to light. Talk to your doctor about the benefits, safety and risks of LipiFlow.

If dry eye is hindering you from the activities you love, we are here to help. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for a dry eye assessment (404) 298-5557, or (770) 736-7020.   www.lipiflow.com/video-gallery/
 

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