Evaporative Dry Eye has always been a challenge to treat," says Dr. Christenbury. "We're proud to be the first to bring this much-needed service to our patients,
Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 29, 2012
Christenbury Eye Center announced a new in-office treatment, LipifFow®, that offers relief to people with chronic dry eye that is diagnosed as Evaporative Dry Eye. This condition, otherwise known as Meibomian Gland Disease, is caused by blocked Meibomian oil glands, the eyelid glands that help maintain a healthy tear film that with age may become blocked. Dr. Jonathan Christenbury and the Christenbury Eye Center is the only provider of the FDA-approved LipiFlow® treatment in the Charlotte region.
This procedure is the first effective treatment for Evaporated Dry Eye. The LipiFlow treatment is short and comfortable as the eyelid glands are gently heated and massaged. The majority of patients experience an improvement of dry eye symptoms with better eye comfort and more stable vision within days or weeks.
"Evaporative Dry Eye has always been a challenge to treat," says Dr. Christenbury. "We're proud to be the first to bring this much-needed service to our patients."
Prior to LipiFlow, Evaporative Dry Eye otherwise had been difficult to treat and can worsen if left untreated. Evaporative Dry Eye is a blockage of the eyelid oil gland that provides the top lipid layer of the tear film. When the lipid layer is inadequate, the tears evaporate causing fluxional vision and dry eye symptoms.
According to the LipiFlow study, within four weeks, 79% of patients reported an improvement in dry eye symptoms that continued to improve. Patients saw a decrease in the use of drops and months later, some no longer needed drops at all.
For more information and a free consultation, contact Christenbury Eye Center at (877) 702-2020 or visit our website.
About Christenbury Eye Center
Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For more than a decade he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures.
Jonathan Christenbury, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the nation’s foremost authorities in laser vision correction. He is the medical director of the Christenbury Eye Center and performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990’s. He performed the first all laser Intralasik procedure on the East Coast in 2001. Since then he has performed over 70,000 LASIK procedures, making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world.
Dr. Christenbury is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center and spent a year in fellowship training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. He has reached the highest level of distinction in his field as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Christenbury is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), International Society of Cataract, International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons (ISBCS) and Refractive Surgery (ISCRS), and a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS).
Dr. Christenbury is the 2008, 2009 and 2010 winner of the Goldline Award, for the Ten Most Dependable Laser Eye Surgeons of the United States (as seen in Forbes Magazine). He is also the 2010 winner of the Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence.