Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as dryness, itching, blurred vision, and excessive tearing. Fortunately, there are treatments available to alleviate these symptoms—one of which is TempSure Envi radiofrequency therapy. Let’s take a closer look at this condition and how TempSure Envi can help.
What is dry eye disease?
Dry eye disease (also known as dry eye syndrome) is an inflammation of the eyes caused by a lack of sufficient tears or poor tear quality. It occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly from the surface of your eyes. Without enough tears to keep your eyes lubricated, they become irritated and inflamed, leading to uncomfortable symptoms like burning, itching, redness, blurred vision, and excessive tearing.
Common causes of dry eye disease
There are many factors that can contribute to dry eye disease including:
- Certain medications (such as antihistamines)
- Environmental conditions (such as air pollution)
- Wearing contact lenses
- Underlying medical conditions like diabetes
The primary cause of dry eye disease is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Meibomian glands are tiny glands that line the margins of the eyelids. They secrete meibum, an oily substance that keeps tears from drying or evaporating too quickly. When these glands become clogged or inflamed, they can’t produce the necessary oils that prevent evaporation of the eye’s tear film, resulting in dry eye symptoms.
TempSure Envi treatment for dry eye
TempSure Envi radiofrequency therapy is a fast, effective treatment for dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. It works by using radiofrequency energy to gently heat up the meibomian glands, unclogging them and stimulating the production of tears. This helps reduce inflammation and improve overall ocular comfort. TempSure Envi also offers anti-aging benefits as it stimulates collagen production around the eyes to reduce fine lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging skin under the eyes.
The optimum number of treatments varies based on the individual, but most patients will need more than one for the best results. Treatment takes place at our office in Andalusia, and the procedure typically takes less than an hour. After treatment, you can resume regular daily activities right away without any downtime. If you think you may be suffering from dry eye disease, contact us today to schedule an eye exam. Our eye doctor can assess your eyes and determine if TempSure Envi therapy is the right option for you.