In an effort to provide the most advanced treatment options available, our office now utilizes BioTissue technology for ocular surface healing. Specifically, the PROKERA® lens is a therapeutic device used to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material. Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta and is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane protects the baby from any harm and has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. The tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair. Patients suffering with severe dry eye disease, among other ocular surface conditions, may benefit greatly from this technology. Click here for more information on this exciting, new technology.
TearLab is the most accurate and objective test for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease. TearLab generates an Osmolarity number, which provides significant information to the Doctor. Essentially, osmolarity gives doctors a meaningful measure of the health and stability of the protective tear film that covers the surface of the eye.
With its objective, quantitative measurement, TearLab Osmolarity correlates to increasing disease severity, and enables the Doctor to monitor your response to treatment. The test is fast, easy, and accurate – requiring only 50-nanoliters of tear for analysis – a sample smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. It is also more patient friendly than older generation tests, as it is not intrusive, and requires no anesthesia.
Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases, and yet it is the most common reason why patients go see their eye care professional.
If you feel symptoms of burning, tearing or irritation of your eyes, click here to complete a dry eye questionnaire before visiting our office.