Your Dry Eye Center in Colorado

Customized individual treatment to help you along your ocular journey.

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye syndrome affects millions of Americans, and symptoms can range from occasional, mild irritation to debilitating and stubborn symptoms. Each time you blink your eye, tears spread across the surface of the cornea. Tears exist to provide lubrication to the eye, reduce the risk of infection, and to wash away foreign matter in the eye. As odd as it is, an increase of tears or an appearance that you are crying, is a symptom of Dry Eyes.

If you suspect that you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, or would like to have your glands checked in a complete eye exam, make sure to schedule an appointment with our dry eye specialist, Dr. Alan Margolis. 


Dr Margolis has treated over 1500 patients in the past 20 years.
A leading dry eye expert, he has trained Neurology Residents in institutions on ocular function.

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Dry Eye Office Procedures

What Procedures Does
Dr. Margolis Use To Treat Dry Eye?

1. Optilight IPL

OptiLight IPL uses specific wavelength of light in short burses to reduce the inflammation typically associated with dry eye disease and meibomian gland disfunction, the leading source of eye irritation symptoms.

This treatment has been shown in many studies to significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect, including:

  • Improves oil production and volume of the meibomian glands
  • Increasing tear break-up time
  • Reduces bacterial load and demodex (mites) population living around your eyes
  • Eliminating superficial blood vessels that contribute to ocular inflammation

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2. Lipiflow

Lipiflow is a heat treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. You may have head that clogged oil glands are part of the problem for dry eyes. Lipiflow helps to remove these blockages in a warm, soothing way. This device is specifically designed to remove blockages from the meibomian glands effectively.

Most patients report symptom relief in two to four weeks. In 84% of patients, gland secretions improve within four weeks. Some patients report improvement on the day of treatment.

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3. Manual expression

In-office expression of the meibomian glands can provide significant relief because the backed-up glands can be painful. To express the meibomian glands, instill topical anesthetic and apply pressure between two cotton-tipped applicators in an upwards-rolling motion (one applicator on either side of the eyelid).

4. Punctal occlusion

Punctal occlusion, also called punctal cautery, is an eye procedure to correct dry eye syndrome. During the procedure, your eye doctor plugs your tear ducts with tiny biocompatible devices. The plugs placed in each punctum or tear duct blocks your tears from draining away.

5. Prokeral amniotic membrane

PROKERA® treatment takes the form of a therapeutic device that an ophthalmologist places over the surface of your eye. This device sits on your eye the same way a contact lens would, and it treats a variety of conditions like corneal scarring, inflammation, and dry eyes.

6. Blephex

BlephEx™ is a new, in-office eye treatment that is proven to provide long-lasting relief from blepharitis and dry eye. The procedure safely and precisely removes debris from along the edge of your lashes, exfoliates your eyelids, and immediately improves uncomfortable symptoms.