What is TearCare®?

  • TearCare® is a tool that applies heat to the eyelids to remove blockage associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (and may be associated with Dry Eyes and Blepharitis)
  • Personalized open-eye in-office procedure designed to target the underlying cause of evaporative dry eye
  • Fits comfortably to the unique shape of your eyes and harnesses the power of the natural blink
  • After the thermal procedure, Dr. Gong and associates will gently clear the blocked meibum from your eyelids using a special pair of forceps
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Your Tear Film

3 Layers:

  • Oil (the oil layer comes from meibum produced by glands in your eyelid)
  • Aqueous (a watery layer)
  • Mucus

Meibomian Glands:
The Key to the Oil Layer

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Tearcare in Office:
Ultra-precise Clearance of the Meibomian Glands

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Take the Dry Eyes Test

Questions about EYE DISCOMFORT:

a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes feel discomfort?

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b. When your eyes felt discomfort, how intense was this feeling of discomfort at the end of the day, within two hours of going to bed?

Questions about EYE DRYNESS:

a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes feel dry?

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b. When your eyes felt dry, how intense was this feeling of dryness at the end of the day, within two hours of going to bed?

Questions about WATERY EYES:

a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes look or feel excessively watery?

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Dry Eyes Questionaire
Congratulations, Your Eyes are Perfectly Fine!

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In a healthy eye, the lens is clear and allows light to pass through. Light is focused by the cornea and lens onto a thin layer of tissue called the retina. The retina works like the film in a camera. When light hits the retina, tiny cells collect the light signals, and convert them into electrical signals, which are then sent through the optic nerve and to the brain, where they are processed into the images we see.
Mild Dry Eyes

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For mild cases of dry eyes caused by computer use, reading, schoolwork and other situational causes, the best dry eye treatment may simply be frequent use of artificial tears or other lubricating eye drops. Artificial tears usually are the first step in dry eye treatment.
Severe Dry Eyes

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See your doctor if you've had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes. Your doctor can take steps to determine what's bothering your eyes or refer you to a specialist.