Radiofrequency Therapy (RF)
Radiofrequency Therapy (RF) is a safe and effective in-office treatment for dry eyes. During the procedure, RF delivers high-frequency electrical current to the skin in order to generate heat and stimulate the production of collagen.
This therapy not only melts the thick oil secretions, unclogging the meibomian gland and improving the quality of tears, but also reduces any inflammation around your eyes that may be contributing to your dry eyes.
How Does RF Treatment Work?
During the procedure, your eye doctor will use a RF handheld device to gently massage around your eye using a soothing gel. This sends the electrical current into your skin and creates a warming sensation.
The RF treatment causes no pain or discomfort, and takes on average 30 minutes to complete.
After Your RF Treatment
Some patients will experience quick improvements in their symptoms but it is more normal for patients to see dramatic improvements after a series of treatments. Following the treatment, patients can expect to have blurred vision for several hours while the meibomian glands begin expressing more oil than your eyes are accustomed to- a sign of how rapid and dramatic the improvement can be!
Patients can return to their normal daily routines immediately after the initial period of blurry vision has passed.
How Is RF Different From Other Dry Eye Treatments?
By treating the root causes of Dry Eye Syndrome, RF treatments not only deal with the symptoms of DES but also slow the progression of it. By allowing your glands to resume their normal functions your body extends the amount of time you have before Dry Eye can try to make a comeback!
If you are tired of making repeated attempts to deal with your unpleasant dry eye symptoms and you are ready to make a more effective and lasting impact on it, we can help. Please contact I-Care Family Vision and Eye Care today.