The ophthalmologists and optometrists at Louisiana Eye & Laser offer several treatment options for patients with Dry Eye Disease. Your doctor will recommend the best treatment option for you.
HydroEye Omega-3 Nutritional Supplement
Omega-3 nutritional supplements have been proven to significantly improve eye health and relieve dry eye symptoms. You may already be taking a ¬fish oil from the store, but are you taking the right one? Supported by significant research and experience, specific formulations of omega-3s can provide the purest, most therapeutically potent omega-3 based nutritional supplements possible. When taken as recommended, they deliver a therapeutic amount of omega-3 EPA and DHA.
HydroEye is a proprietary blend of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and other nutrients that work together to soothe and calm the ocular surface and support a healthy tear film.
Prescription Eye Drops
Patients who have dry eye due to inflammation may ¬find Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion to provide relief. Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears.
Biological Corneal Bandages
A biologic corneal bandage/medical device is used by eye doctors around the world to treat eye diseases such as keratitis, recurrent corneal erosion, dry eye syndrome, and chemical burns.
This unique treatment is safe and effective, and it is composed of cryopreserved amniotic membrane tissue in a thermoplastic ring set. Amniotic tissue is proven to have natural therapeutic actions to help damaged eye. The biologic corneal bandage is placed on the first eye for about 4 to 7 days; the patient can continue their daily activities and use arti¬ficial tears as needed. When the bandage on the first eye is removed, the eye is evaluated and a second eye can be scheduled.
Serum Eye Drops
Serum eye drops are created using a patient’s own blood. These drops are an option for patients that have not found relief from traditional treatments, such as prescription eye drops. Serum eye drops contain level of nutrients and growth factors that help improve the symptoms of dry eye and overall corneal health.