Do you need relief from dry eyes but want to avoid surgery? At NY Partners Ophthalmology in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City, Sophia Siu, MD, and the experienced team offer cutting-edge iLux® treatments to unblock oil glands and restore eye lubrication. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking tab today.
iLux2 at NY Partners Ophthalmology is a treatment for dry eyes that restores moisture and diminishes bothersome or painful symptoms. The goal of treatment is to gently unblock oil glands using intensive compression to restore quality tear films and reduce dry eyes. It can help you see and feel better without invasive procedures or extensive downtime.
iLux2 treats a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which affects small oil glands that border the edge of your eyelids. This oil prevents water in tears from evaporating. A common cause of dry eyes, MGD, appears when oil glands get blocked.
The NY Partners Ophthalmology team determines if you’re a candidate for iLux2 treatment after reviewing your medical history, eye health history, and symptoms. Common symptoms of dry eyes include:
Your ophthalmologist also screens your vision and completes a comprehensive eye exam, along with diagnostic testing as needed, to detect signs of MGD or other common causes of dry eyes. They then tailor a treatment plan that may include iLux.
During iLux2 treatment, a NY Partners Ophthalmology provider uses an MGD thermal pulsation system, a handheld device that delivers gentle therapeutic heat to blocked meibomian glands. Your specialist applies pressure to express debris, remove blockages, and restore oil gland functioning.
The treatment of both eyes takes about 8-12 minutes and there is minimal to no downtime afterward.
After you undergo iLux2 treatments for dry eyes, you can expect dryness for the first few days. Your eyes will eventually feel less dry over time with continued improvements appearing over the next few weeks. Follow your ophthalmologist’s instructions to minimize future dryness and attend follow-up visits and routine eye exams.
Don’t hesitate to call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office any time with questions.
Call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office to learn more about iLux2 treatment and find out if it’s right for you, or use the online scheduler today.