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Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common conditions we see in our practice and Dr. Janot has some wonderful treatments available to help.  Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when the normal flow of tears over the eyes is interrupted, or the tear film is abnormal.  Symptoms include dry, red, scratchy, burning eyes, and, in many cases, even reflex tearing.  There are a multitude of causes, including aging, hormonal changes (especially around menopause), dry environments, and medications (especially birth control meds, blood pressure meds, fluid pills, allergy meds, and bladder medications).  Learn more by clicking here.

 

Many different treatment options are available including oral medications, prescription eye drops, tear duct insert plugs, natural eyelid cleansers, and highly refined Omega 3 supplements. Patients often seek eye drops from store shelves, which only provide temporary relief and can actually make the problem worse!  For example, redness relieving drops simply “mask” the signs of dry eye, but deplete the eye of the essential nutrients and moisture needed to stay healthy and white.

 

Most of the time, dry eye syndrome is a life long problem, but Dr. Janot offers some unique approaches, most of which are not available in stores, which he has found particularly effective in his patients:

 

 PRN Dry Eye Omega 3

  • Artificial tear lubricants are one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to manage dry eye symptoms, and Dr. Janot is pleased to offer Oasis Tears for his patients. Not available on store shelves, Oasis Tears have a unique viscoadaptive agent to provide a superior level of comfort to dry eye patients.  

 Oasis Tears

  •  Microwave Activated Moist Heat Compresses are a natural, proven way to bring relief to dry eye syndrome, styes, chalazions and blepharitis. Simply microwave and apply. A warm Bruder Moist Heat Compress helps unplug oil glands. This frees the oil in the glands to flow into the eyes and slows tear evaporation. There is no need to add water, no waiting and no mess ... just fast acting relief.

        The Bruder Eye Hydrating Compresses feature naturally hydrating MediBeads® which: 

  • Replenish Moisture
  • Refresh Eyes
  • Relieve Dryness
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Improve Meibomian Oil Gland Production
  • Treat many types of eye irritations

  • Eyelid hygiene and cleansers are used with great effectiveness and most patients are surprised to learn that the tears which are responsible for comfortable, clear, white eyes are actually produced by the oil glands within the eyelids!  Warm compresses, eyelid cleansers and wipes have been around for years, but we now have a new, natural way to manage this:

Introducing Avenova*.

For Daily Lid and Lash Hygiene.

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*previously named NovaBay i-Lid™ Cleanser

Avenova, a new dimension in lid and lash hygiene, is specifically designed for patients with blepharitis, MGD, and chronic dry eye. Avenova functions by clearing debris and microorganisms from eyelids and eyelashes, as well as reducing inflammation.  Click here to learn more!

 

  • Restasis prescription eye drops.  RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only FDA approved prescription medicine that helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye.

 Restasis

  • Punctal Plugs are used for an in office procedure known as Punctal occlusion.  This means blocking some or all of the puncta (small openings in the four corners of the eyes near the nose, through which tears drain). This is done in order to improve the lubrication of the eye surface by slowing down tear drainage in people who are aqueous deficient (have low tear production).

 Nasolacrimal System demonstrating punctal plugs

Dr. Janot will customize a treatment program specific to your condition, but rest assured that you should be able to enjoy clear, comfortable, white eyes, for years to come!