The TearCare® System is an innovative in-office treatment for Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD). When these glands become blocked or have reduced function, your tears may evaporate more quickly. Unblocking these glands with The TearCare® System can help restore their function and stabilize the tear film. This may improve the quality of tears and reduce symptoms like dryness, gritty or scratchy sensations, blurry vision, and watery eyes.
The TearCare® device fits comfortably to the external surface of your eyelids and applies precisely controlled therapeutic heat to liquify stagnant oils in the glands of your eye. The device’s flexible design works around each unique eye shape. The procedure takes 15 minutes and is followed by meibomian gland expression.
This device can be used in conjunction with IPL therapy. These two treatments work on different aspects of Meibomian Gland Disease and have a synergistic effect on dry eye disease.