TearCare for Dry Eye

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Last updated 9/7/2023
TearCare for Dry Eye

What is TearCare?

Dry eye is a common but chronic condition that occurs when your tears cannot provide adequate lubrication because you don’t produce enough tears or the tears you produce are of poor quality. Dry eye can result in itching, burning, redness, and/or a gritty sensation in the eyes.

 

TearCare is a cutting-edge technology developed to provide relief to those suffering from dry eye syndrome. The TearCare system is designed to provide a personalized, effective solution that works with your body’s natural tear production to improve ocular comfort.

How does TearCare work?

 

TearCare employs a unique approach to dry eye treatment called Blink-Assisted Meibomian Gland Expression. Your Meibomian glands, found in your eyelids, play a crucial role in creating the oily layer of your tears, which prevents rapid tear evaporation. When these glands are blocked or dysfunctional, your tears can evaporate too quickly, leading to dry eye syndrome.

 

The TearCare system uses a two-step process to address this issue. First, it applies gentle heat to the eyelids using flexible “SmartLids.” These conform to your unique ocular anatomy and maintain a consistent temperature to help melt the waxy oil clogged inside your Meibomian glands. This procedure is done while your eyes are open, enabling you to blink naturally and maintain your comfort.

 

For the second step, your eye care professional performs a procedure to manually express the softened oils from your Meibomian glands. This combination of controlled heat and expression facilitates the flow of healthy oils into your tear film, helping restore the natural balance and mitigating the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

 

What is the success rate of TearCare?

TearCare has proven to be highly effective for many patients. Studies suggest a significant improvement in the signs and symptoms of dry eye syndrome for most patients after just one treatment. Moreover, the effects of this treatment have been observed to last up to 12 months for many individuals, demonstrating its long-term efficacy.

 

However, it’s essential to remember that everyone’s eyes are different. While TearCare has an impressive success rate, some people might need additional or alternative treatments to fully manage their dry eye syndrome. That’s why our ophthalmologists will monitor you and discuss the best course of action throughout your treatment.

 

Is TearCare safe?

TearCare is a safe and generally well-tolerated treatment option. Unlike other thermal treatments for dry eye, TearCare allows for blinking during the procedure, contributing to patient comfort.

 

However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks, although they are minimal. Some patients might experience temporary eyelid redness or irritation immediately after the treatment.

 

Schedule your consultation with our dry experts today!

 

Who is a candidate for TearCare?

Most people suffering from dry eye syndrome could be potential candidates for TearCare treatment. This includes individuals with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), evaporative dry eye, or those who find little relief from over-the-counter eye drops.

 

However, the best way to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for TearCare is to have a comprehensive eye examination by the eye care professionals at Assil Gaur Eye Institute. With a full eye exam we can determine the cause of your dry eye and if TearCare is the best treatment option for you.

 

Why Assil Gaur Eye Institute is the best choice for your dry eye treatment

Dry eye syndrome can be disruptive, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. With treatments like TearCare, you can effectively manage this condition and regain your ocular comfort. TearCare represents a significant leap in dry eye treatment, leveraging the power of targeted heat and expression to restore.

 

Please call 866-945-2745 or make an appointment online, if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, to determine the best time to schedule an exam.

 

We are conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area at locations in or near Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Sources

TearCare for the Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in Adult Patients With Dry Eye Disease: A Masked Randomized Controlled Trial: 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29692600/

 

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