Don’t worry, we have a plan B
20 – 30% of patients may still have symptomatic dry eye disease after trying the conservative treatments. If this is the case, we must use a more aggressive management plan. This could include occluding the tear ducts or using a more systematic treatment like special anti-inflammatories, oral treatment, or other therapies.
We use intense pulsed light (IPL). This is a treatment to adjust the functions of the oily glands inside the eyelids.
It’s proven to make a big improvement to patients dry eyes.
There are more lines of treatment coming, and there’s a lot of reserach being done on dry eyes management. We are always keen to adapt the best, safest, and evidence-based treatments in our practice.