Tahoe Sierra Eye & Optical is pleased to announce we now offer the latest FDA-approved treatments for dry eyes using the state of the art LipiView and LipifFow, found at no other clinic in the region. With the addition of Lipiview/Lipiflow to our current Dry Eye treatment strategies, we have technology that can be matched by only a few Dry Eye practices in the country.


Tahoe Sierra Eye & Optical’s Advanced Dry Eye Management

Tahoe Sierra Eye & Optical’s Advanced Dry Eye Management is tailored to each patient and can consist of any of the following modalities:

  • Lid hygiene
  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids
  • Artificial tears
  • Hot compresses
  • Punctal plugs (tiny 'stoppers' that plug the drain for the tears into the nose)
  • Eyelid antiseptic cleaner
  • Dietary supplements with Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • Medication to increase the mucus layer in the tear film
  • Oil gland imaging with LipiView
  • Oil gland expression to clear out clogged oil glands with LipiFlow
  • Treatment of leaky blood vessels in the skin around the eyes with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser

A recent peer-reviewed study found that 89% of study participants saw a significant improvement in dry eye symptoms when treated with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy and Meibomian Gland Expression (LipiFlow). Learn more here or ask us if you are a candidate for these treatments.

We are finding (using Lipiview oil gland imaging system) that most patients already have loss of oil gland structure (the oil glands have disappeared), likely due to chronic inflammation. Early detection and management is the greatest tool for preventing this problem from getting worse. Schedule your Dry Eye Consultation today at Tahoe Sierra Eye & Optical.

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