What is OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch Localized Heat Therapy?
OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch is a new technological solution that addresses a major underlying cause of your dry eyes, rather than simply treating the symptoms. The meibomian glands line the lids at the lash line and produce oil which lubricates the eyes each time we blink. If the glands become blocked your tear film will evaporate rapidly, causing dry eyes. a condition characterized by problems with the way that the meibomian glands produce the oil that forms an essential part of our tear film. OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch targets the meibomian glands, warming them to break down oily blockages. After the heating we massage your eyelids further relieve blockage and to restore normal oil function. OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch is an office procedure that will supplement home care of dry eye syndrome.
What To Expect From OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch Treatment?
OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch treatment is a simple, painless process that is performed in the comfort of our office. There is no need for anesthetic. Once you are settled in your chair, we will open the sterile applicators which are placed over your eyes. These are connected to a machine that causes the inner eyelids to heat up, liquefying blocked stagnant oil.. OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch takes around 12 minutes per eye, during which time you can relax. There is no downtime, and patients can return to their usual activities right away. It takes around 3 days for patients to begin to see an improvement in their dry eye symptoms, although they may require further treatment in the future to maintain them.
OCuSOFT Thermal One-Touch helps to combat the symptoms associated with dry eyes, which can include:
Dry, scratchy and uncomfortable eyes
Sensitivity to light
Difficulty wearing contact lenses
Dry eye therapy in the office must be supplemented by consistent care for your lids and eyes. We will give you thorough education regarding this care.