Eyecare Plus Mermaid Beach Optometrists offer Rexon-Eye Dry Eye Treatment on the Gold Coast.
What is Rexon-Eye Dry Eye Treatment? The Rexon-Eye is the newest dry eye innovation that uses electric stimulation to treat patients affected with dry eye disease, evaporative as well as aqueous deficient dry eye. Rexon-Eye is a non invasive treatment that uses the innovative patented Quantum Molecular Resonance (QMR). It works by applying weak alternate electric current patterns at frequencies to stimulate the tear production system and improve the activity of glandular tissues involved. The treatment stimulates the metabolism and natural regeneration of cells in the tear producing lacrimal gland and oil producing meibomian glands, which increases the volume and quality of the natural tears and re-balances the tear film to keep the eyes hydrated.
What are the benefits of the treatment? The treatment has been clinically proven to stabilise the tear film, increase tear production and improve dry eye symptoms via natural regeneration of the cells responsible for producing tears. The treatment can help stop the atrophy of meibomian glands as they are crucial in the preservation of your tears, which protect your vision and eye health into the future. It will ensure your lacrimal glands are producing and delivering the natural tears that your eyes need to stay hydrated and healthy.
What does the treatment involve? Rexon-Eye treatment is delivered by a contact electrode built in a mask, worn by the patient over closed eyes for 20 minutes. During treatment, the patient experiences a slight and pleasant sensation of heat in the area of skin underneath the mask. Treatment is comfortable and relaxing for the patient.
How many treatments do I need? Treatments are dependent on the severity of dry eye disease the patient may have. The initial treatment protocol is 4 treatments over 4 weeks, delivering relief for many patients. Your optometrist will re-assess your dry eye 8 weeks post treatment and advise a plan for additional treatments to maintain your results.
When will I feel a difference after treatment? The Rexon-Eye Dry Eye Treatment works by regenerating the cells in the lacrimal and meibomian glands to stimulate the production of healthy tears, this natural regeneration process takes time and continues to occur even after the treatment. The patient response to the treatment is characterised by individual variability. Dry eye symptoms usually take 6-8 weeks from the end of the last treatment to reach its peak effect. Some patients exhibit an improvement in their dry eye symptoms after just one session and some others have to wait longer for the treatment to start the natural regeneration process.
How long does the treatment last? Treatments have been shown to give lasting relief for up to 18 months, however patients will require a top up treatment plan which will vary depending on the severity of their dry eye disease.
For more information about our Rexon-Eye Dry Eye Treatment or to have your dry eye symptoms assessed please call (07)55261400 to book an appointment.