Dry Eye Center of Excellence
Most Optometrists simply treat your dry eyes with drops. Here at Eye Center of Houston, Dr. Faheem does more, with special treatments, expertise, and a special room dedicated just for you. Our aim is to provide great results in order to relieve you from your dry, red, itchy, or irritated eyes while giving you a spa-like experience.
Understanding Tears and the Tear Film
Dry eye is one of the most common eye diseases, where eyes are not producing enough tears, or produce a poor quality of tears. The most common symptoms of dry eyes are fluctuation of vision, burning, itching, redness, or watery eyes.
Our doctors prefer a holistic approach to dry eye care. We provide a detailed analysis of your overall tear production and quality of tears. We then take a look at the health of your tear glands to make check for signs of inflammation or damage. After assessing the detailed imaging, we provide a comprehensive treatment plan that includes vitamins, cornea assessments, medical treatments, dietary adjustments, and home remedies.
Dry eyes can often have several causes and may be complex. We work with several diabetics, rheumatologists, and primary care providers who refer patients to our high technology Dry Eye Center.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse, and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.
Blepharitis is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn eye conditions usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction and /or abnormalities in the oil glands.
Like some other skin conditions, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. The main goals in treating it are to reduce the number of bacteria along the lid margin and open plugged glands. Contact the Eye Center of Houston to assess the severity of your problem and the best treatment method.
Dry Eye and Blepharitis Treatments
BlephEx is a special treatment that uses a unique tool with a microsponge to gently and precisely remove debris and exfoliate your eyelid, effectively providing relief from the condition.
One of our latest treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome. We use a special tool that gently heats your eyelids, releasing dried or viscous tears and improving your meibomian glands for healthier tears and rapid relief. Click here to see MiBoFlo in action!
Evaluation of Meibomian Glands and tear inflammation
Treatment Plan to treat dry eye disease
In-office MiboFlo and Blephex Treatments in our Dry Eye Center
Meibography — the imaging of the meibomian glands — is now a quick, comfortable point-of-care test that is becoming popular in practices that have made the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disease a priority.