Dry eye can often make eyes feel gritty and dry, and cause them to water a lot. It’s caused by blockages in the oil-producing glands in the eyelids. This in turn causes the water in tears to evaporate more quickly than normal because of the lack of oil.
9 out of 10 dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
The TearStim is based on intense regulated Pulsed light technology (IRPL) from Essilor . The Indra & TearStim technologies are one of the most advanced technologies in the world for the treatment and management of Dry Eye. The effects of Dry eye treatment can last from 6 months to 3 years. It is recommended that you should have an annual booster session in the form of a single treatment.
At your consultation, you’ll be given an eye examination and a scan, which looks at your tear film in greater detail. This only takes around 10 minutes and if you’re suitable for treatment, can be carried out on the same day.
The treatment itself takes around 10 minutes. It’s a treatment which uses gentle pulses of IRPL, that stimulates the nerve to release neurotransmitters. these transmitters stimulate the secretion the meibomian glands, contributing to normal activity.
Your Meibomian glands are gently opened up, allowing your body to create the natural oils that are essential for keeping your eyes moist and comfortable.
The treatment needs a minimum
3 sessions to make a difference
Session 1: Day 0
Session 2: Day 15
Session 3: Day 45
Review Session: Day 60
Session 4 (only if required): Day 75