iLUX Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce enough quality tears to protect the eye. There are many treatment options available for dry eye including over the counter and prescription eye drops, warm compresses, and lid scrubs.
We are excited to introduce Systane iLux2, a new addition to the many treatment options we have available for our dry eye patients.
The iLux2 Systane device directly treats the meibomian glands. The meibomian glands play a role in providing oil to keep the eyes moist. If these glands become clogged, then the eyes are not receiving enough moisture to keep them lubricated. This is called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a leading cause of dry eye.
What is MGD?
Every time you blink, a protective layer of moisture called tear film coats the front surface of your eye. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction happens when glands within your eyelids get blocked or aren't functioning to their fullest and negatively impact the tear film. That can lead to signs and symptoms of Dry Eye.
The Systane iLux2 has been designed to address the root cause of your MGD. The goal of MGD treatment is to gently unblock these glands, restoring healthy tear film and helping you quickly feel better and see better. Systane iLux2 actually lets you see what’s been blocking your glands, causing you discomfort.
Systane iLux2 Delivers Fast Treatment for MGD
Advanced imaging. Your eye care practitioner can use the unique, handheld Systane iLux2 device to visualize your meibomian glands and evaluate your Dry Eye in a whole new way.
The Systane iLux2 MGD Thermal Pulsation device can then be used to deliver gentle warming and pressure directly to your eyelids to unblock meibomian glands. Treatment of both eyes only takes approximately 8-12 minutes.
If you regularly use eye drops or have symptoms such as eye dryness and irritation, ask us to evaluate your symptoms.