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Dry Eye & Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD)

Did you know that MGD is present in 86% of patients diagnosed with Dry Eye?

MGD is a chronic, obstructive, progressive, destructive disease diagnosed via gland function and structure. Unfortunately, any damage that is done via MGD cannot be recovered or reversed; however, at Triangle Visions Optometry we can utilize TearCare® treatment for MGD.

If you’re one of the millions of patients who suffer from MGD, Triangle Visions Optometry is here to help. Schedule your appointment today for your dry eye screening! Find an office near you in the state of North Carolina.

TearCare®

Triangle Visions Optometry is proud to offer TearCare®. The TearCare® System utilizes both wearable and smart technology to target the underlying cause of dry eye and provide a comfortable, open-eye procedure for patients suffering from MGD.

Find Relief From Dry Eye

Tears are far more than just "salt water." They are a complex mixture of water, essential fatty oils, and mucus that both protect and nourish the eyes.

A lack of tears is not just uncomfortable, it is also unhealthy for your eyes. There are many common symptoms including:

  • Stinging, burning or “gritty” sensations

  • Stringy eye mucus

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Eye redness and fatigue

  • Difficulty with contact lenses

  • Difficulty with night driving

  • Watery eyes

  • Blurred vision

  • Styes

While the symptoms of dry eye are universal, there are many specific causes, each with a different treatment plan.

Some are temporary, like dry environments, windy locations, or smoky air. But many are medically based and long-lasting and include inflammation of ocular tissues, underlying medical conditions, side effects of drugs or surgery, contact use or body changes due to hormones or aging.  

 

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