Radiofrequency Therapy (RF)
How Does RF Treatment Work?
During the procedure, your eye doctor will use a RF handheld device to gently massage around your eye using a soothing gel. This sends the electrical current into your skin and creates a warming sensation. The RF treatment causes no pain or discomfort, and takes on average 30 minutes to complete.
After Your RF Treatment
While certain patients notice immediate improvements in their dry eye symptoms, it generally takes a series of treatments to experience drastic change. Following the treatment, you should have no reason for concern, as it indicates that your meibomian glands are expressing more oil than your eyes are accustomed to. Aside from this, no downtime is required and you should be able to return to your daily activities right after the treatment.
How Is RF Different From Other Dry Eye Treatments?
Standard dry eye treatments, such as eye drops, artificial tears, hot compresses, and eyelid scrubs, aim to temporarily relieve symptoms instead of treating the root cause of the condition. RF is unique in that they each target the source – the blood vessels surrounding the glands — enabling them to secrete oils naturally and resume their moisturizing function. This not only relieves symptoms but also slows the progression of chronic dry eye. If you have tried various treatments and still struggle with unpleasant dry eye symptoms, we can help. Contact Wesson and Mothershed Dry Eye Center today. Our practice serves patients from Tupelo, New Albany, Saltillo, and Fulton, Mississippi and surrounding communities.