Dry Eye Treatment

Long-Lasting Results

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most frequent disorders impacting the general public, with symptoms ranging from moderately irritating to debilitating. The ailment, also known as tear film dysfunction, occurs when your eyes aren't producing enough tears, or you can't keep a normal layer of tears on your eyes. While the most common problem of dry eye syndrome is tearing, there are numerous different symptoms which can occur, such as:

  • Burning, stinging, scratchy, or itchy eyes
  • Gritty or sandy feeling in the eye
  • Excessive blinking
  • Discharge
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headache and/or pain
  • Fluctuating or blurry vision
  • Caking or mattering of the eyelashes
  • Heavy eye lids and eye fatigue

The majority of patients with dry eye syndrome who follow their eye doctor's direction can have their symptoms controlled, allowing them to function symptom-free or with minimum difficulty. Because of the nature of the causes of dry eye syndrome, most people do not get "cured" of their condition, but they can function with regular maintenance. Even patients who are well-controlled on maintenance medication may experience break-through episodes, necessitating additional appointments to their eye doctor in addition to their regularly planned visits.

Abrams EyeCare utilizes two unique ophthalmic devices to analyze and combat dry eye problems.

The Tear Film Imager (TFI)

This is an ophthalmic, computer-assisted imaging system intended to measure the attributes of the tear film.  Abrams is the only eyecare practice in the country using this device in private practice

This device will record and interpret:

  • The tear film's reflectivity to analyze the tear film's inner structure.  The TFI quantifies the thickness of the tear film, including its lipid and muco-aqueous inner layers over time
  • Large field-of-view hyperspectral images of the lipid layer thickness at frequent time steps.

E-Eye, the innovative and safe solution to treat dry eye syndrome.

Testimonials from our Patients

 I was having trouble with my eyes and my Optometrist, Dr. Mann, told me I had extremely dry eyes, and she referred me to Dr. PolhamusDr. Polhamus prescribed the E-EYE IRPL Treatment.  It worked wonders! It felt like a Spa treatment for the eyes and when I completed the 4 treatments, my eyes felt great! Thank you again for taking such good care of my eyes!     
                     Ann T.                 

Dr. Polhamus is a miracle worker.  I no longer have daily dry eye.  The E-EYE treatment has been a game changer for me.  Dr. Polhamus explained the procedure and is very experienced with dry eye treatment. She is a delightful doctor.  Her passion to help me brought joy to my life.  I only have vision in my right eye. Thank you Kylene for making my years of discomfort become a thing of the past.
                     Ann N.                

I presented at Dr Polhamus's office in June 2023 with severe dry eye disease. She diagnosed me with meibomian gland dysfunction. I decided to proceed with E-EYE therapy, in addition to the prescribed eye drops. My final visit for dry eye disease was this Jan. 2024.  My tear layer is now restored and the meibomian glands are functioning normally. I received so much relief from E-EYE treatments.  I thank God for this amazing technology and Dr. Polhamus. Trying to function normally with dry eye disease is a challenge. I highly recommend E-EYE treatments (therapy) to anyone suffering from dry eye disease. I’m sending a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Polhamus and Abrams EyeCare!
Cynthia B.

I have struggled with blepharitis and severe dry eye for several years. I had previously tried several treatments and prescription eye drops with no success.  I completed IRPL treatment with Dr. Polhamus last month and I am completely blown away with my results.  Before this treatment, my eyes looked constantly bloodshot and often burned.  After IRPL my symptoms have gone away almost completely. When I do occasionally experience symptoms they are extremely mild now.  I am very happy with my results and would recommend this treatment to anyone with similar symptoms. 
Samantha T., RN


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