Here are some of the warning signs of Dry Eyes: People may experience: Dryness, eye discomfort, feeling of something in eye, redness, and sensitivity to light, inflamed, constant tearing, waking to find your eye lids are dry and feel like they are glued shut, the feeling of sand or rocks in your eyes, and constant rubbing of your eyes. Dry eye occurs when tears aren't able to provide adequate moisture. Inadequate tears only accounts for 14% of dry eye issues. While 86% of Dry eye sufferers suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction "MGD". Meibomian Gland Dysfunction "MGD" starts with the clogging of the oil gland structures. We call this capping. Capping creates the inability to express the oils needed to create high quality tears. When the Meibomian glands are capped they start to die. Think of a tube of toothpaste, if you leave it open it hardens. The same thing happens to your Meibomian Glands, the oils start to harden and clog the pores keeping them from expressing the oils needed to keep your eye comfortable. Most doctors just give you drops and send you on your way knowing that’s not the answer. The answer is LipiFlow.... Dr. Bonnie Cameron is now performing the procedure known as LipiFlow right here in Montgomery Texas. Dr. Cameron is one of the only Therapeutic Optometrist that can help you treat and prevent this Meibomian Gland Dysfunction "MGD". Dr. Cameron and her staff will be including a FreeLipiscan for all of our patients as part of a routine eye exam. The scan will show us the health of your Meibomian Glands. If the Lipiscan shows structual changes or capping of your Meibomian glands we will need to treat them. In order to keep oils in your tears need we perform LipiFlow. What Does Dr. Cameron do to prevent the Meibomian Glands from dying? LipiFlow is a 12min "in office" procedure, performed by Dr. Bonnie Cameron and her staff, that heats, massages, and evacuates the Meibomian Glands. This procedure opens up the glands to allow them to express the oils needed to keep your eyes from feeling dry. "MGD" Patients that have Dr. Cameron's LipiFlow procedure will be able to enjoy the lasting affects for up to 3 years. Successfull LipiFlow patients will enjoy better vision and be able to wear contacts and glasses with even better clarity than before the treatment. What is the Cost of Lipiflow? The cost of the lipiflow procedure varies based on your needs please consult Dr. Cameron for accurate pricing about your specific treatment plan and procedure.
LipiFlow is performed by Dr. Bonnie J. Cameron @CameronOptical 936.448.1200
What causes your Meibomian Glands to become clogged and die? 1. Not blinking (use of digital devices or reading for long periods of time) -The oil Hardens because you are not blinking to express the oils. 2. Women that get their eye liner tattooed on causes the glands to scar over and kill the glands. 3. Poor hygiene or not cleaning your eyelids 4. Systemic diseases 5. Genetic dispositions 6. Over wearing your contacts 7. Botox injections can also kill the Meibomian glands 8. Acne medication 9. Aging Creams 10. Sleeping with your eyes open 11. Chemotherapy There are many reasons for MGD but with a yearly eye exam and a Free lipiscan we can closely monitor your Meibomian Glands. With Our help and this new technology we can help you prevent your glands from dying. If you have any questions or concerns please schedule an appointment with Dr. Bonnie Cameron 936.448.1200 Cameron Optical