Dry Eye is an inflammatory disease, and artificial tears only provide temporary relief of symptoms. Dr. Tamas is trained and has special interest in the treatment of dry eyes. Adequate testing and assessment is required to ensure your treatment plan is effective. All medical visits are covered by Alberta Health Care, including dry eye consultations with Dr. Tamas.
Xiidra® (lifitegrast solution)
You may be prescribed medications including antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and/or topical drugs such as Xiidra.
Autologous Serum Drops
PRP drops are made from your own blood which contains compounds to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Silicone plugs that are placed in the openings of the lower eyelid, to retain more moisture on the eye surface.
Nutrition recommendations, including possible omega-3 supplementation or diet and lifestyle changes.
Corneal topography provides a detailed topography of your own cornea, to aid with dry eye assessment and treatment progress!
iLux® treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction by the application of light-based heat and compression under direct visualization.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses, are large contacts, which provide a moisture barrier that prevents tear layer evaporation.
Meibography is the only clinically in vivo and noninvasive technique to visualize the morphology of the meibomian glands, which are the oil secreting glands commonly blocked in dry eye patients.