At Volusia Eye Associates in Edgewater, FL, and New Smyrna Beach, FL, we want to help you understand two common eye problems: Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. In simple words, we'll explain what they are and how we can treat them using LipiFlow.
Dry Eye happens when your eyes don't make enough tears or when they make poor-quality tears.
It can make your eyes feel dry, itchy, and uncomfortable.
Sometimes, it can make your eyes watery too, as a reaction to the dryness.
MGD is when the tiny glands in your eyelids, called Meibomian glands, don't work well.
These glands produce an oily substance that's part of your tears. If they don't work, your tears can evaporate too quickly, causing dry eye.
It can also make your eyelids feel crusty or red.
At Volusia Eye Associates, we offer a solution for Dry Eye and MGD called LipiFlow.
LipiFlow is a safe and effective treatment that helps unblock the Meibomian glands.
It uses a combination of heat and gentle pressure to remove blockages, allowing your eyes to produce better tears.
This treatment is quick and painless, and you'll notice an improvement in your symptoms over time.