iLux Technology Improves Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment

iLux technology has revolutionized dry eye treatment, improving the lives of millions of people with dry eye disease. The latest innovation from iLux is the Systane® iLux2® Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) Thermal Pulsation System. The new technology includes imaging that allows our eye doctors at Laser Eye Center™ to capture high-definition video and infrared images of the glands lining each eyelid. (See left image.) The handheld device is an all-in-one technology that allows eye care professionals and patients to visualize MGD during dry eye treatment.

Are Allergies Worsening Your Dry Eye Symptoms? How to Manage Dry Eyes

Dry eyes and allergies go hand in hand, and one can complicate the other. It’s easy to confuse the symptoms of dry eye disease and allergic conjunctivitis (ocular allergies), especially when seasonal changes worsen dry eye symptoms. At Laser Eye Center™, our vision care specialists offer dry eye treatment with BlephEx and iLux and can help determine the cause of your eye concerns. 

How to Fight Dry Eye Disease in the Spring

Dry eye syndrome can plague you year-round, with dry, cold weather in the winter and airflow from fans and air conditioning in the summer affecting tear film. However, it seems that spring is the prime time for dry eye complaints. A five-year study found a peak in visits to the eye doctor for dry-eye-related concerns in April every year, correlating allergens and dry eye disease.  Our ophthalmologists at Laser Eye Center in Los Angeles offer various treatments and technologies to combat dry eye syndrome and help you find relief from uncomfortable symptoms. 

Simple Ways to Relieve Dry Eye

Do you frequently get itchy or burning eyes? Does your vision fluctuate during the day or do you feel like you have a foreign object in your eye? If so, you may be one of the 20 million of Americans who suffer from dry eye. For many patients, taking a few simple steps can go a long way toward alleviating symptoms and reducing irritation. The world-class optometrists at Laser Eye Center offer the following suggestions to help minimize dry eye-related discomfort:

Does Dry Eye Affect Men and Women Differently?

Looking at the effect of gender on health can be complicated. Women tend to outlive men, but are more likely to report health problems. When it comes to dry eye disease, the data is clear: Women are affected at disproportionately higher rates than men. Understanding the reasons for this disparity helps Laser Eye Center provide the best possible care for our patients.

The Intersection Between Dry Eye and COVID-19

Stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 mean that we are spending more time than ever using digital devices. Screen time has increased exponentially with the recent reliance on electronic learning, remote work and binge-watching Netflix. This increase in screen time has uncomfortable implications on one of the most sensitive areas of the body: our eyes. Laser Eye Center has seen an uptick in patients reporting dry eye symptoms. Read on to learn what we are doing to ease their discomfort.

Are You Overusing Eye Drops for Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a chronic and progressive disease.  In an effort to manage its symptoms, eye drops are traditionally recommended in order to achieve relief from dry, itchy or irritated eyes. But like any medicine, there are limits on the duration of its effectiveness as well as how much eye drops should be used. Over-the-counter as well as controlled eye drops usually have daily use recommendations and are not intended to be used regularly beyond a period of a few weeks. The only exception is if your doctor instructs you to use them on a daily basis. In fact, overusing eyedrops can actually do more harm than good over the…

How iLux Treatment for Dry Eye Disease Is Changing Lives & Eliminating Suffering

Dry eye is one of the most common diseases we see at Laser Eye Center, and something that we are constantly striving to better understand. In the U.S. alone, there are 30 million people suffering from dry eye.  Dry eye may affect quality of life and symptoms include dryness, tired eyes, redness, irritation, burning and stinging, and watery or itchy eyes. In severe cases, dry eye disease can interfere with everyday activities and impact many aspects of quality of life. It can affect reading and driving, and cause feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. However given the generalness of the symptoms, many patients suffering from dry eye do not realize…

Real and Lasting Relief from Dry Eyes with iLux

More than 100 million people worldwide experience the uncomfortable, inconvenient symptoms of dry eye disease. Red, irritated or itchy eyes, blurry vision and the sensation that something is stuck in your eyes can interfere with your work, hobbies and time with family and friends. Always at the forefront of innovative technology, Laser Eye Center is pleased to offer real, lasting relief from dry eye disease, using the iLux system. Instead of simply treating the symptoms of dry eye disease, the revolutionary technology addresses the root cause of the problem, offering true freedom from dry eye related discomfort and inconvenience.