TearCare is one alternative for dry eye patients who have dryness as a result of Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD). MGD is blockage or some form of dysfunction of the meibomian glands. The Meibomian glands are located along the rims of the eyelid. They produce meibum, an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye’s tear film. TearCare works by applying localized heat to the eyelids. The heat will loosen up the blocked and glands and allow the doctor to express them.
TearCare is a software-controlled, wearable eyelid technology that provides targeted and adjustable thermal energy to the meibomian glands. TearCare is unique because it provides patients a personalized open eye experience.
What is TearCare®?
• TearCare® is a tool that applies heat to the eyelids to remove blockage associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.
• Personalized open-eye in-office procedure designed to target the underlying cause of
evaporative dry eye.
• Fits comfortably to the unique shape of your eyes and harnesses the power of the natural blink.
• After the thermal procedure, your eye care professional will gently clear the blocked meibum from your eyelids using a special pair of forceps.
If you believe that you are experiencing dry eye and would like to learn more, then we would encourage you to either take our Dry Eye Self-Test or schedule an appointment with Dr. Chester today!