Here at Eye Care Associates of Princeton, we are proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients.

To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes.

There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you.

 

LipiFlow® – The Revolutionary Treatment For The Leading Cause Of Dry Eye
The clinical science behind the leading cause of Dry Eye, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), and its treatment, is supported by over 25 years of scientific research. The gland blockages that occur because of MGD can be cleared most effectively by gently heating and massaging the inner and outer lid. This is known as thermal pulsation treatment and LipiFlow® is the only FDA cleared device that provides both inner and outer lid therapy.

 

BlephEx®…The first and Only Doctor Eyelid Cleaning Procedure to Help Maintain Clean and Healthy Lids

  • Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of eyelid symptoms associated with insufficient eyelid hygiene.
  • BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows your doctor to take an active role in cleaning your eyelid margins.
  • BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of eyelid symptoms.
  • BlephEx® cleans eyelids to maintain eyelid hygiene.
  • With regular treatments, the eyelids stay clean and symptom-free.
  • The BlephEx® treatment only takes a few minutes to perform.

We also perform temporary and non-dissolving punctal plugs. These are used to close the ducts that help with the overflow of tears. If you stop the tears from draining out of your eye, you will have more tears in your eyes. We start with a temporary one to see if it is going to help before trying a more permanent arrangement.

If necessary, we may also prescribe a medication for chronic dry eyes. We may also talk to you about other medications and your nutrition. Many supplements have been helpful for patients with dry eye.

If you have any question about dry eye or would like to be seen, please contact us today at (609) 520-1008.