Dry Eye Treatment
Cascade Vision is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus.
If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
We utilize some of the newest technologies, medications, and treatments to lessen the effects of DED. We use a variety of tests to visualize, evaluate and even take samples of your tears to assess for MGD and DED.
LipiScan is a simple camera that takes an infared image of your eyelids to assess the health and structure of your Meibomian Glands. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) occurs once the glands have become clogged with old oil, known as Meibum.
After completion of your assessment, a variety of treatment options are available, including: prescription eye drops, simple at-home therapy and LipiFlow, a painless in-office procedure designed to unclog blocked Meibomian Glands.
LipiFlow is a 12-minute procedure designed to unclog Meibomian Glands. It achieves this goal by simply heating the oil in your eyelids to 104°F and then gently pulsating to remove the thickened oils from your Meibomian Glands. Studies show that results can last 1-3 years and most patients notice a 50% reduction in symptoms.
Tyrvaya Nasal Spray is another new treatment for Dry Eye Disease. It uses your nose to activate tear film production from within, helping your body create more natural tears.
This nasal spray can:
- Treat Dry Eye
- Treat symptoms of Dry Eye
- Help your body produce more of its natural tear film!
If you struggle with putting eye drops in, this may be an excellent choice for you to try instead!
Call and set up an appointment to discuss your questions to find the best solution for you.