Unlike Aqueous Dry Eye, which occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough tears, Evaporative Dry Eye is caused by blockage to the eyelid glands (the meibomian glands) which leads to a shortage of oil on the surface of the tears and quicker-than-normal tear evaporation.
Palmetto Eye and Laser Center is proud to offer our dry eye patients in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the revolutionary LipiFlow® treatment. Created by TearScience®, LipiFlow was shown to improve Evaporative Dry Eye symptoms in 79% of patients within four weeks of treatment. With LipiFlow technology, it is possible to directly treat the root cause of MGD.
Products like Restasis® do not treat Evaporative Dry Eye.
When your eyes are unable to produce sufficient tears, you have a condition called Aqueous Dry Eye. This can become a chronic condition which causes great discomfort due to lack of lubrication and protection, making daily activities difficult.
At Palmetto Eye and Laser Center we offer RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion to treat the ongoing symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye. These twice-daily prescription eye drops help increase your eye’s natural ability to produce tears. It may take up to 6 months for the product to take full effect; however, relief can begin after one month.
RESTASIS drops are different from artificial tears that can be purchased over-the-counter. Those types of products simply provide temporary relief. RESTASIS is a longer-lasting, more effective solution.