What is it?

Did you know there can be a real solution to your dry eye symptoms? iLux® is an innovative, in-office dry eye therapy that restores your natural eye comfort by treating symptoms caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Healthy, functioning meibomian glands are crucial for the development of lubrication in the eye. These tiny glands secrete a special oil that helps create a layer of tear film, which plays a role in protecting and lubricating our eyes, for everyday comfort and visibility.

How do I know if I have MGD?

MGD is responsible for up to 86% of chronic dry eye cases. While it is possible that MGD does not display any symptoms, it mostly displays a range of frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Itchiness
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness
  • Feeling as though a foreign body is in your eye

If left untreated, severely blocked meibomian glands can result in decreased meibomian gland functionality. Of course, the best way to find out if you or a loved one has meibomian gland dysfunction is by scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists today. Our team will happily determine which dry eye treatment is best for you.

How does it work?

iLux® is a handheld device that uses heat therapy to gently unblock these glands, allowing them to secrete the oil your eyes need in less than fifteen minutes. Patients usually feel a slight heat sensation, but no pain or discomfort.

You can finally ditch the drops to start feeling and seeing better. Contact our team at Tayani Institute today to find out if you are a candidate for iLux®.

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