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Astorino & Associates Eye Center -  - Ophthalmology

Astorino & Associates Eye Center

Ophthalmology & Board Certified Ophthalmologists located in Newport Beach, CA

Do you often experience dry, irritated, or watery eyes that disrupt your daily life? If so, you might be suffering from a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). But there's good news – relief may be just 12 minutes away with Systane iLux, a revolutionary treatment system designed to address the root cause of MGD.

What is MGD, and why is it a common culprit behind dry eye symptoms?

Every time you blink, a thin protective layer of moisture, known as the tear film, coats the front surface of your eyes. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the tiny glands within your eyelids, responsible for secreting the oils that stabilize the tear film, become blocked or malfunction. This disruption can lead to dryness, irritation, watery eyes, and vision fluctuations.

A staggering 86% of dry eye sufferers exhibit signs of MGD, making it a widespread issue. While some patients may not experience noticeable symptoms, others might face vision problems, eye irritation, and discomfort. MGD can vary in severity, from mildly blocked glands to severely impaired functionality if left untreated.

Systane iLux is a game-changer in MGD treatment. This innovative system allows eye care practitioners to visualize your meibomian glands using advanced imaging technology. By identifying the exact cause of your discomfort, they can create a tailored treatment plan. The key to iLux's success lies in its non-invasive approach, delivering gentle warming and pressure directly to your eyelids to unblock meibomian glands. The entire process typically takes only 8-12 minutes.

If you frequently use eye drops or experience symptoms like dryness and irritation, it's essential to consult an eye care provider for an evaluation. 

Systane iLux isn't just about symptom relief; it targets the root cause of your MGD, providing lasting benefits. Unlike traditional treatments that focus solely on alleviating discomfort, this approach aims to restore the healthy tear film, ensuring you not only feel better but also see better.

However, it's crucial to note that Systane iLux is intended for adult patients with specific types of dry eye, such as MGD or evaporative dry eye. While generally safe, potential side effects include eyelid/eye pain, irritation, inflammation, temporary skin redness, and other mild eye symptoms. Your eye care professional can provide a complete list of safety information for the treatment.

In conclusion, Systane iLux offers a fast and effective solution for those suffering from dry eyes caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. By addressing the root cause of MGD, this innovative treatment can help you regain comfort, clarity, and the confidence to make every look count. Say goodbye to bothersome dry eye symptoms and hello to a brighter, more comfortable future.