Technological Approaches Other Than Drop Therapy Against Dry Eye

There are various treatments used to improve vision and reduce discomfort in dry eye syndrome. We can say that eye drops are the most preferred among these treatments. Although eye drops offer instant relief, we can also say that they do not offer a long-term solution for the treatment of dry eye. Fortunately, with the developing technology, there are technological approaches against dry eye that give clearer results and have more permanent effects. In this article, we will talk about all these approaches.

Technological Treatment Approaches Against Dry Eye

Here we can consider the LipiFlow method as a more technological and permanent approach.

In the LipiFlow method, instead of offering instant relief to the patient, the focus is on eliminating the factors that cause dry eye. In the targeted procedure, devices implanted in the eye apply gentle pressure and heat to the eye to remove blockages in the sebaceous glands at the base of the eyelashes.

The thermal vibration helps to open up the blockages at the base of the eyelashes that cause dry eye, thus ensuring the smooth secretion of the oil layer necessary for the quality of the tears.

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Another technological approach to dry eye is IPL. IPL technology can also be shown as a complementary treatment utilized in dry eye treatment. IPL, a light-based therapy, targets abnormal blood vessels and inflammation in the eyelids. Inflammation is reduced and the overall health of the eyelids is improved.

We can say that both LipiFlow and IPL treatments are recently popularized technological approaches that are effective against dry eye. Keep in mind that these approaches, which stand out in order to provide more permanent solutions, should be applied with the recommendation of a specialist doctor.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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