Piedmont Eye Center is now offering iLux®, an innovative new dry eye treatment!
Dry Eye treatment is now available! Over 30 million people in the U.S. struggle with chronic dry eye symptoms. In many cases, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) causes unpleasant symptoms, including dry eyes. Dr. Darin Bowers is now offering iLux®, an in-office dry eye treatment that specifically targets MGD. We are excited to be one of the few practices in the region to offer this state-of-the-art treatment for our patients with dry eye symptoms and MGD.
MGD is often associated with low Omega-3 levels in the eyelid meibomian glands, important in maintaining a healthy tear layer. One way to improve dry eye symptoms more naturally is by taking a quality Omega-3 supplement, something many doctors recommend for general health benefits as well. One that we find beneficial and has been studied extensively in dry eye patients can be found here:
For more information about iLux® or Dry eye treatment, please call our office.
What is iLux®?
iLux® is a patented device that administers gentle heat to the eye to help flush clogged glands. Dr. Bowers will use the device to safely warm the glands beneath your eyelids until blockage is successfully drained.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for iLux® treatment?
In order to receive this treatment, you must be diagnosed with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. If MGD is causing consistent dry eye discomfort, iLux® may be right for you. You can contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can discuss options for you.
How effective is iLux®?
In a clinical study, patients’ meibomian gland scores were three times better at two weeks post-treatment and four times better at four weeks, compared to baseline.