Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions and occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough tears to properly moisten your eyes, or the tears produced are of poor quality. Anyone who has encountered this condition knows that it is often accompanied by redness, burning, stinging, a gritty feeling and severe discomfort. Constant use of eye drops improves this condition, but only for a short time. Don’t let this discomfort have a place in your life because we have a new solution for you.
The majority of patients (approximately 86% according to the literature) who complain of dry eyes have meibomian gland dysfunction caused by gland blockage. Normally they have healthy gland tissue, but the meibum (the material that is secreted from the gland) has hardened at the top of the glands, leading to blockage. So instead of a fluidconsistency, the top of the glands is clogged with “waxy” material. If you have a healthy gland that is chronically blocked for months or years, it will eventually atrophy due to inactivity. This chronic blockage will eventually create an immune response and inflammatory cells will trigger a cascade of mediators that will eventually kill the tissue of that gland (it will become a chronic cycle of mediator cells migrating into the glands causing more inflammation and even more mediators to migrate.
InМode FORMA i is an innovative option for living without eye drops and without the discomfort caused by dry eye syndrome using radiofrequency technology. InMode Forma i is the only FDA-approved radiofrequency therapy for the treatment of dry eye that has been proven effective for conditions due to meibomian gland dysfunction. Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the small oil-producing meibomian glands, which are essential for moisturizing the eyes, become blocked or obstructed. The oils that these glands produce are essential for preventing tears from evaporating quickly and for ensuring there are enough tears to keep the eyes moist.
Radiofrequency therapy for dry eye InMode Forma i
is a specialized “on your lunch break” treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to open clogged meibomian glands, soften oils in the glands and improve oil flow, resulting in the elimination or reduction of dry eye symptoms. The treatment is quick, painless and offers significant symptom relief with zero downtime. After the procedure, you will not need to use eye drops to relieve dry eye symptoms.
InMode Forma i radiofrequency technology has the added benefit of tightening collagen and elastin to gradually rejuvenate the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This radio frequency technology can be focused on just your eyes or applied to your entire face to reveal your best skin!
For maximum effectiveness, we recommend a series of four or six treatments once each week.
How InMode Forma i works - video
The eyelids are critical for the production of two important components of tears: the oily layer of the tear film (hyaluronic acid) and antibodies. The sebaceous layer is produced by the meibomian glands (composed primarily of collagen), which are 20 in number in both the upper and lower eyelid. The lower eyelids produce most of the tear film, and the upper eyelid has more of a “windshield wiper” function to evenly distribute the oil over the corneal surface. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to absorb oxygen and hyperoxygenate, thus supplying oxygen to the cornea by diffusion. Any abnormality of the tear film (too much water or too much acidity) will create hypoxia and slowly lead to corneal problems.
The second important function of the tear film is to prevent infections on the surface of the eye and eyelashes. If the meibomian glands are not functioning well, then there is a decrease in the immune response and the lid margin and eyelash follicles will become infected. The follicles can be infected with bacteria as well as a multicellular worm called Demodex. These worms are very common as we age, with approximately 80% of 65-year-olds being infected with Demodex. Patients with this parasite develop a chronic infection of the eyelashes called blepharitis.
There are many conditions that can damage or suppress meibomian gland function, such as: acne; rosacea; meibomian gland dysfunction; autoimmune diseases (arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, diabetes, and colitis); hormonal changes; intake of certain medications; radiation therapy, etc.
InMode Forma i is a radiofrequency procedure that is used to treat dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. It is designed for use in the periorbital area and eyelids and relieves meibomian gland inflammation and eye irritation. The procedure is quick, non-invasive, with no side effects and no recovery period. It is suitable for both women and men, for any age and skin color. It is also suitable for the summer period, when most laser or IPL treatments can lead to complications associated with exposure to intense sunlight.
InMode Forma i is also used for non-invasive facial resurfacing and lifting. The procedure also relieves other eye conditions such as:
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