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How Santa Monica Eye Medical Group Treats Dry Eyes!

Experience relief from dry eye with advanced treatments at Santa Monica Eye Medical Group. LipiFlow, IPL, and Blephex options available. Schedule a consultation today!

At Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we offer comprehensive and effective dry eye treatment options to help you find relief and restore comfort to your eyes. Our expert team is dedicated to providing personalized care and utilizing advanced techniques to address your unique needs. Read on to learn more about dry eye, available treatment options, the benefits of treatment, and who is a good candidate

This type of dry eye occurs when the lacrimal glands fail to produce enough tears. It can be caused by various factors, such as aging, certain medical conditions (like Sjögren’s syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis), hormonal changes (such as menopause), and certain medications (such as antihistamines or diuretics). Aqueous-deficient dry eye often results in a lack of moisture and lubrication on the surface of the eyes.

This type of dry eye is primarily caused by dysfunction in the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oily component of tears. When these glands become blocked, inflamed, or fail to produce enough oil, it leads to an imbalance in the tear composition, resulting in increased evaporation and dryness. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common underlying cause of evaporative dry eye.

Short Video Overview of Dry Eye Treatment


Are you suffering from dry, itchy, or irritated eyes? Don’t let dry eye syndrome disrupt your daily life. 


Dry Eye Treatment may be recommended if you

If you’re seeking effective dry eye treatment in Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Eye Medical Group is here to help. Our experienced ophthalmologists, state-of-the-art technology, and comprehensive approach ensure that you receive the highest level of care. Don’t let dry eye syndrome impact your daily life any longer.

Our experienced ophthalmologists at Santa Monica Eye Medical Group will evaluate your eye health and vision to determine if cataract surgery is the right option for you.


LipiFlow is a well-tolerated procedure, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during the treatment. The procedure is designed to be gentle and non-invasive, ensuring your comfort throughout the session.

The results of LipiFlow treatment can vary among individuals. Many patients experience significant and long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms for an extended period. However, it is important to follow your ophthalmologist’s recommendations for ongoing maintenance and management of your condition.

Yes, IPL therapy is considered safe when performed by trained professionals. The procedure has been extensively studied and has shown positive results in treating dry eye. Our experienced ophthalmologists will ensure that the treatment is administered safely and effectively.

The number of IPL sessions needed can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the condition. In many cases, a series of multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart is recommended to achieve optimal results. Your ophthalmologist will determine the appropriate treatment plan based on your specific needs.

The frequency of Blephex treatments may vary depending on your condition and the recommendation of your ophthalmologist. In some cases, periodic treatments every few months may be recommended to maintain optimal eye health and manage your dry eye symptoms effectively.

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