The Dry Eye Center

Living in the desert of Southern Nevada, it seems like everyone has dry eyes. But how dry are your eyes? And when are dry eyes more than just a nuisance?

Here is a quick quiz to see how much dry eyes are impacting you:

Do you experience sensitivity to light, blurred vision, a burning sensation, or discomfort in windy or dry conditions? …

  • Yes …
  • No

Have you decreased your participation in or experienced discomfort during any of the following activities? (Check all that apply.) …

  • Outdoor activities …
  • Reading …
  • Watching TV …
  • Using the computer

Do you use drops for dry, tired or irritated eyes? …

  • Yes …
  • No

If you answered yes to any of the above, you are the person Dr. Jack Abrams had in mind when he created the Abrams Eye Institute Dry Eye Center of Excellence.

At the heart of the AEI Dry Eye Center of Excellence is a revolutionary new treatment called Lipiflow.

How Do We Help Dry Eye

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Dr. Jack Abrams demonstrates our dry eye treatment.

Tears are necessary for your overall eye health. Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.

The most common form of Dry Eye is Evaporative Dry Eye, which affects 9 out of 10 (86%) Dry Eye cases. This form results from a shortage of oil in your tears caused by a blockage in your eyelid (Meibomian) glands, leading tears to evaporate faster than normal. This lack of tear oil is often referred to as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Abrams Eye Institute uses a new procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, blocked Meibomian glands. Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film. Some treatments attempt to add more liquid to your tears, but without the complex natural oil, tears continue to evaporate faster than produced.

At the heart of the treatment is the Activator (eyepiece). The Activator uses patented, precisely controlled heat applied to the inner eyelid with adaptive pressure encouraging your body to restart the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for healthy tears. Its single-use design and built-in sensors ensure a safe, sterile treatment. The treatment is performed right in your doctor’s office and in some cases, on the same day as your evaluation.

Who is a Candidate for Treatment?

Our treatment can help almost anyone but is especially effective after Lasik or cataract surgery. The treatment is done in the office at the Abrams Eye Institute Dry Eye Center of Excellence.

The dry eye treatment is not painful. In fact, most people think of it as a massage for your eyes.

Why Treatment?

The technology we use is based on more than 25 years of research into the cause of Dry Eye. Over 25,000 treatments for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye symptoms have been completed with our treatment, including patients in a randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical trial. The randomized, controlled trial showed statistically significant improvement, on average, for the number of Meibomian glands releasing clear liquid (oil).

Life After Treatment

Imagine: Just a short time after a successful treatment with our system, you may go long periods of time without thinking about your eyes. You may no longer have to plan your day around your symptoms. After a few weeks, you may even start to forget about how much the condition was controlling your life.

“Now I’m back to being active. I can run, I can bike ride. I have an 8-year-old and can do all the things that I want to do with him. I couldn’t do a lot of that before. It’s changed my life. It really has.”- Noelle

“The realization that I was benefiting from the procedure came in the fact that I wasn’t thinking about my eyes.”- Brigette

How Much Does Dry Eye Treatment Cost?

Because Dr. Abrams is a leading expert in the field of ophthalmology and dry eye treatment he has greater access to new technology like our treatment system. Dr. Abrams is able to offer treatment at a lower cost than most other centers. Call the office today to see if you are a candidate.

How Do Patients Like Our Dry Eye Treatment?

The Abrams team has had great success helping patients with dry eyes. Read some patient stories to learn more about the results.

Let’s Get Started

Call 702-304-9494, or click here, to schedule a consultation or exam and see how our dry eye treatment may be able to help you.