TearCare® for Dry Eye Management
At Franklin Family Eyecare, we provide the most advanced treatments to address your dry eyes, including the TearCare System.
Do you suffer from Dry Eyes?
Did your doctor tell you to use over-the-counter tears and you do not feel any relief by using them?
Many people with Dry Eye Syndrome have poor quality oil in their tears OR not enough oil. The oil is produced by tiny meibomian glands in the eyelids. When these glands malfunction, it is called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Artificial tears will not generate any real relief.
We are pleased to announce that Franklin Family Eyecare now offers the TearCare System.
What does TearCare treat?
TearCare System is an FDA-approved treatment for patients with dry eye due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Meibomian glands line the inside of our upper and lower eyelids and produce the oil layer on our tear film. A blocked or clogged meibomian gland prevents us from secreting this oil. When this crucial lipid layer is missing from our tear film due to a blockage, it results in our tears evaporating faster than normal and causing dry eye symptoms. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) can become progressively worse if left untreated.
TearCare is an advanced treatment for people whose gland dysfunction is the primary cause of their dry eye. TearCare heats the glands and then one of our specialists clears the unhealthy oils from the glands. Dry Eye symptoms will improve afterwards, and a suffering patient will begin to experience real relief for the first time.
The TearCare procedure is usually repeated every two years or every year, as prescribed by our providers. After TearCare, we may prescribe a corticosteroid for use twice per day.