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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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What Home Maintenance Does Dr. Margolis Recommend Use To Treat Dry Eye?
The NuLids™ System, which was introduced to the eye care professional market in 2018 was developed in response to an unmet need to care for dry eyes at home, in a safe and clinically effective way, for the 40 million people who suffer in the United States.
Clinical trials have proven that NuLids provides relief for dry, red, itchy, swollen eyes by targeting the meibomian glands in the eyelids. It can be used as a stand-alone product, and positive user reactions have demonstrated that NuLids provides significant advantages over other existing therapies. Users have expressed delight in how much better their eyes feel, the ease of only having to use it for one minute per day, and the overall savings they have realized as a result of taking care of their dry eyes with this product.
HyClear is the next generation of hypochlorous acid for essential daily eyelid health management. With a broad-spectrum of antimicrobial activity from the pure hypochlorous acid .01%, HyClear kills most ocular pathogens in 15 seconds*.
HyClear is made from high quality, filtered ingredients for an easy and affordable solution for your daily eyelid health management. It also has a shelf life up to 18 months
3. Fish oil
Research suggests that taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement can reduce symptoms of dry eyes. Omega-3 supplements are safe for most healthy adults and generally have few side effects when taken in a standard dose. Several studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in treating dry eyes because of their benefits in relieving symptoms. A 2016 study found significant improvements within 6 months.
4. Antiinflammatory Medications
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. Placental fluid extracts
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. Serum tears
Many sufferers turn to artificial tears for temporary relief. However, artificial tears don’t have all the nutrients of natural tears that help maintain the tear film.
Autologous serum eye drops are closer to real tears. Because they’re made from your own blood, they contain important biological nutrients and immunoprotective proteins.