M22 OPT™ Treatment for Dry eye
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.
Dry eyes are very common, and dry eye syndrome is a major reason for visits to the eye doctor.
Symptoms tend to affect both eyes, and can include:
Have you been frustrated with the need for frequent eye drop use in your attempt to control your symptoms?
- Burning and red eyes
- Feelings of soreness, grittiness or dryness, which get worse as the day goes on
- Eyelids that are often stuck together when you wake up in a morning
- Blurred vision, which is better after you’ve blinked
- Periods of excess tears, which follows a dry spell
- Heavy eyelids
- Uncomfortable sensations when wearing your contact lenses
- Struggling to read or carry out tasks that require extended periods of concentration with your eyes
- Stringy discharge
At Ojas Eye Hospital, we offer a revolutionary treatment using Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) to get rid of the root cause of your dry, red, fatigued and burning eyes and help your eyes feel calm and clear – while reducing your dependency on eye drops.
How does it work?
Optimal Pulse Technology is an excellent technology for treating eye lid inflammation. OPT is selectively absorbed in the hemoglobin of abnormal blood vessels, and destroys them by thrombolysis. A major source of inflammation threatening the eyelids is then removed.
During the procedure, a strategic level of light pulses is administered to penetrate your skin and target the root cause of the inflammation. As the OPT treatment treats your overall skin appearance, your eyelid inflammation is treated and improved as well. OPT procedures are highly effective, gentle and safe.
Benefits of M22 OPT Treatments for Dry Eye:
- Treats the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms
- Provides long-term relief
- The procedure is safe, comfortable and quick, with no downtime
- Reduces your dependency on eye drops
This treatment is safe, with no discomfort or downtime, and will improve the comfort of your eyes and the clarity of your vision.
During the Procedure
You might experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to your skin, but the treatment is gentle and you should not feel uncomfortable. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. Depending upon the severity of your condition, an additional procedure to remove a portion of your Meibomian glands, to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process, may be recommended.
After the Procedure
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness and discomfort in the treated areas, which usually disappears within a few hours. Most patients resume their daily activities the same day. Sunlight should be avoided for a few days following the treatment and sun screen should be used.
For optimal results, 5 sessions are typically recommended, with 3-4 weeks in between. Maintenance treatments, usually once every 6-12 months, are also recommended for optimal long-term results.