Do you have painful, irritating, and gritty sensations in your eyes due to persistent dryness? You don’t have to tolerate the discomfort — consult our doctors at Austin Face & Body for effective and minimally-invasive dry eye management using cutting-edge techniques.

About Dry Eyes

Most people suffer from dry eyes occasionally. However, persistent dry eyes are symptomatic of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, a medical condition wherein the meibomian glands (responsible for mixing natural oils into your tears) are blocked. Without sufficient natural oils, your tears evaporate easily, failing to lubricate your eyes. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a progressive condition with symptoms that worsen over time, necessitating quick intervention with minimally invasive treatments.

Dry Eye Symptoms

  • Redness
  • Itching and burning sensations
  • Gritty or sandy sensations
  • Crusty eyelashes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Blurry vision
  • Sticky discharge
  • Eye pains
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Tired eyes
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BroadBand Light (BBL)

BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment is suitable for moderate to severe eye dryness and ocular rosacea, a condition marked by the enlargement of blood vessels. The treatment shuts down the blood vessels leading to inflammation in the eyelids. The doctor also liquefies and expresses the hardened oils and secretions clogging the meibomian glands. Furthermore, BBL therapy minimizes the bacterial load and parasites in the eyelashes that may also contribute to MGD.

The BBL treatment is conducted ear-to-ear and not just on the lower lids. The treatment restores the optimal functioning of the eyelids by addressing all the potential root causes of MGD, making it a holistic and effective treatment for long-term relief. Most patients see marked improvements after the first session, but the entire treatment plan consists of 3 to 4 treatments over 4 months with maintenance sessions once or twice a year, depending on the doctor’s recommendations.

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If you have any of the signs or symptoms of MGD or chronic dry eyes, please schedule a consultation at Austin Face & Body. We have optometric and surgical experts who diagnose the root cause of your conditions to curate the ideal long-term treatment plans. You may schedule an appointment online or call (512) 559-3544.

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