dry eye treatments in Portland

dry eye treatments

If you have experienced some dry eye symptoms, then you know how bothersome and annoying it can be.  Unfortunately, dry eye is more than just an annoyance. It is a chronic and progressive condition, otherwise known as an Ocular Surface Disease.

Yes, it is a disease! In fact, it is a common, but misdiagnosed or under diagnosed disease. It affects about 50 million Americans and, unfortunately, this number is on the rise. At South Waterfront Eye Care, we specialize in treating the root cause of this disease, not just the symptoms. We offer the most effective, cutting edge treatments for dry eye disease such as Intense Pulsed Light Therapy ™, Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation, TrueTear®, BlephEx® and more.

The data is in; we know that more people will suffer from this condition. Why wait to develop the problem when we can prevent it? We are passionate about preventative care and have the tools to help you keep your eyes healthy for life! Contact us today!

Learn More About Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL Studies

  • Vegunta S, Patel D, Shen JF. Combination Therapy of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy and Meibomian Gland Expression (IPL/MGX) Can Improve Dry Eye Symptoms and Meibomian Gland Function in Patients with Refractory Dry Eye: A Retropsective Analysis. Cornea 2016; 35(3):318-322.
  • Gupta PK, Vora GK, Matossian C, Kim M, Stinnett S. Outcomes of intense pulsed light therapy for treatment of evaporative dry eye disease. Can J Ophthalmology 2016; 51(4):249-53
  • H.Wat, D.C. Wu, J Rao, M.P. Goldman, Application of intense pulsed light in the treatment of dermatologic disease: a systemic review. Dermatol Surg, 40 (4) (2014), pp. 359-377
  • R. Arita, S Fukuoka, N. Morishige, Therapeutic efficacy of intense pulsed light in patients with refractory meibomoian gland dysfunction, The Ocular Surface, 2019,Vol 17 (1), pp 104-110
  • Liu, Ruixing et al, Analysis of Cytokine Levels in Tears and Clinical Correlations After Intense Pulsed Light Treating Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Volume 183, 81-90

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