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Dry Eye Symptoms

Symptoms of Dry Eye

Simply having the occasional sensation of dry eyes may not mean you have dry eye syndrome – especially if over-the-counter eye drops provide relief. However, if you experience persistent symptoms like the ones below, you may benefit from one of the dry eye treatments offered at Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C.

  • Excessive eye watering/tearing
  • Eye stinging/burning/itching
  • Eye fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness/inflammation
  • Stringy mucus in the eye
  • Gritty eye/foreign body sensation
  • Blurry vision

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System by TearScience is the only FDA approved procedure for treating meibomian gland dysfunction. Lipiflow can provide long term relief with each treatment. Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C. is pleased to offer the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System by TearScience®.

The process works by applying a combination of directed heat and pressure therapy to unblock meibomian glands and allow your body to resume its natural production of tear film oil. A disposable LipiFlow® Activator eyepiece is inserted under your lower and upper eyelids and is shaped to prevent contact with your cornea. Once in place, you simply recline in the treatment chair and experience the 12-minute procedure.

  • A clinical study shows about 79% of patients reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms after a single LipiFlow treatment. If your symptoms return, you may need to repeat the treatment periodically.
  • In a clinical study, 80% of patients noted awareness of pressure without discomfort or pain during the LipiFlow treatment.
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Meet Our Doctors

Our team of seven, board-certified ophthalmologists perform a vast array of procedures in the adjacent state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility: Florence Surgery and Laser Center located in Florence, South Carolina.

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Howard N. Greene, MD

Dr. Greene specializes in small-incision bladeless laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® femto laser, intraocular lens implants, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma medical and surgical care, and eyelid surgery. In addition, he treats evaporative dry eye and performs LipiFlow® procedures.

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Cataract Self-Evaluation

If you have less ability to focus or see clearly, if colors appear faded or dull, if you are having difficultly seeing clearly at night, or if your general vision seems cloudy or hazy, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery.
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LASIK Self-Evaluation

Just a few minutes in our LASIK suite can result in years of visual freedom from glasses and contacts. Take our FREE LASIK self-evaluation test to find out if you're a candidate for this life-changing procedure.
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