LipiFlow

Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye disease is a chronic condition that many people are living with. At Emerald Hills Eye Care, our doctors thoroughly assess your eyelids, the quality of your tears, oil glands, and cornea to determine if you are suffering from dry eye disease. Symptoms of dry eye can vary greatly and include burning, itching, redness, burning, grittiness, watering, blurry vision and even headaches.

86% of dry eye disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). These meibomian glands are located within the eyelids and produce an oil that protects the tears on the eye. This thin oil layer prevents the tears from evaporating and keeps the eye lubricated. Over time, the oils in these glands can thicken and can cause blockages of the glands from within resulting in reduced oil production, poor quality oils and eyelid inflammation. Many things can cause these glands to become dysfunctional including blepharitis (eyelash dandruff), medications, age, hormones, increased screen time, and even our climate.

We are proud to offer advanced treatments for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction at our office. Call our office today to schedule your dry eye consult!

BlephEx


BlepEx

  • BlephEx is an in-office procedure that allows for the exfoliation of your eyelid margins. We use a precise sponge tip that rotates at high speeds to scrub the base of the eyelashes and eyelid margins to help remove and kill any bacteria, dead skin, and biofilm that can be contributing to ocular irritation. The sponge tip is soaked in a Tea Tree Oil based cleanser, which targets bacteria specific to the eyelids, and helps reduce inflammation.

Lipiflow


LipiFlow

  • Lipiflow is one of the first FDA approved treatments for chronic MGD and is only offered at select clinics across Alberta. Our office is proud to be one of the few providers of Lipiflow in Alberta.

  • Lipiflow provides a regulated, thermal pulsation massage to the eyelids and meibomian glands that helps to express any poor quality oils, thereby removing any blockages within these glands. By removing the blockages and expressing any solidified oils, it helps reduce inflammation of the glands and allows them to start producing natural oils again over time. Although there is no cure to chronic dry eye disease, Lipiflow is one of the most effective treatments to manage symptoms.

  • In order to determine if you are a candidate, our doctor will need to perform a thorough evaluation of your eyes as well as a lifestyle assessment. Call now to schedule a consult!

Need an Eye Exam?

You can request an appointment online one of our team members will contact you within 1 business day to confirm your appointment time and date. You can also call us at 587 269-3239 during regular office hours to book your appointment.

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Get in Touch with Us

Emerald Hills Eye Care

#812, 8005 Emerald Drive
Sherwood Park, AB
T8H 0P1

Tel.: 587 269-3239
Fax : 587 269-3241

Hours of Operation:

Monday 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

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