Dry Eye Therapy in Mississippi

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Soothing Relief for Irritating Symptoms

We know just how uncomfortable and frustrating dry eye syndrome can be. 

That’s why we use a range of diagnostic and treatment strategies to help personalize your treatment. Whether you need lubricating eye drops or an in-office IPL treatment, we’ll be happy to help you find the lasting results you need.

Request an appointment today at Magnolia Eye Group and let us help bring you closer to finding comfortable, hydrated vision.

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What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough lubrication to remain comfortably moist.

There are 2 types of dry eye: evaporative dry eye and aqueous-deficient dry eye. The first type occurs when you have poor-quality tears, while the second develops when you don’t produce enough tears. Both can lead to irritating symptoms.

Our Dry Eye Strategies

We offer a wide range of strategies to help you manage your dry eye symptoms. In some cases, we may combine a few approaches to give you a personalized path to soothing eye comfort.

Alongside our array of eye drops, medications, and nutritional supplements, we can offer treatment plans. Learn more about them, or request an appointment to get the help you need today.

OptiLight IPL

OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

Learn more on our OptiLight IPL page.

Punctal plugs are tiny medical devices inserted into the tear drainage ducts to reduce tear evaporation and improve tear retention. This can help ease dry eye symptoms and relieve irritation and discomfort.

Punctal plugs are made from safe materials, like silicone, and some types can stay in place for several months before needing replacement.

Blephadex wipes are preservative-free, noninvasive facial wipes used to clean the eyelids and lashes. We may recommend these if you’re also struggling with blepharitis.

These wipes are specifically formulated for those struggling with dry eye syndrome, as they provide gentle cleansing without any additional irritation.

Amniotic membranes are made from a biologic material that contains growth factors and proteins, which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

When placed over the surface of your eye, they create a hydrating and protective environment that helps reduce discomfort associated with dry eye.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye symptoms may include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Grittiness
  • Excessive tearing or inadequate tear production
  • Redness and swelling of the eye area
  • Discomfort when wearing contact lenses
  • Blurry vision

Dry Eye Risk Factors

Dry eye risk factors include:

  • Prolonged use of digital devices or gadgets
  • Medications such as antihistamines and antidepressants
  • Age (older adults are more prone to dry eye)
  • Living in a dry or windy climate or an air-conditioned environment​​

Dry Eye & Nutritional Supplements

Nutrition plays an important role in maintaining eye health, especially in terms of tear production and comfort. 

Eating a balanced diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can support tear production and overall eye health. There are also nutritional supplements you can take to help with your dry eye symptoms. 

We offer dry eye supplements at our practice, as well as dietary advice to help support your eye comfort. Ask about Lunovus at your comprehensive eye exam.

Dry Eye-Related Eye Conditions

There are a few different conditions associated with dry eye. Some might increase the risk of developing symptoms, while others can develop because of inflammation or infection around the eye.

We look for signs of these conditions during comprehensive eye exams so we can address them as soon as possible.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian gland dysfunction is a blockage in your meibomian glands, which are responsible for secreting oils that keep tears from evaporating too quickly.

When these glands become blocked, it reduces tear production and stability, leaving the eyes feeling dry and uncomfortable.

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids caused by bacteria or a skin condition like seborrhea. It can cause dryness and redness in the eyes, as well as irritation and burning sensations.

Styes are red bumps in the eyelid that occur when an oil gland or hair follicle becomes infected. They can cause pain and swelling, as well as make it difficult to open the eye.

A chalazion is an inflammatory bump that occurs when a meibomian gland in the eyelid is blocked.

This blockage can lead to the accumulation of bacteria and oil, resulting in redness, swelling, and pain.

Learn More About Our Approach Today

We’re ready to help you conquer your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms! Request your appointment today.

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Our Location

Water Valley

  • 302 Railroad Street
  • Water Valley, MS 38965
*Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch. Request Appointment

Holly Springs

  • 640 J M Ash Drive
  • Holly Springs, MS 38635
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  • 106 E Main Street
  • Senatobia, MS 38668
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