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New Technology is Being Offered to Treat Chronic Dry Eye

Dry eyes are a very common and irritating condition in the United States. According to Health Line, about 4.88 million Americans who are 50 years old and older suffer from dry eyes. Over 3 million are women and 1.68 million are men.

Chandra Mickles, O.D., M.S., FAAO, FSLS, associate professor and coordinator of Dry Eye Care Center at NSU, spoke with ABC 12 about a new cutting edge technique that can help alleviate dry eyes for up to 12 months. The procedure, called Lipiflow, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but is not covered by insurance. It is highly recommended because if dry eyes are left untreated, the glands could eventually die, making it too late to be treated.

Chandra Mickle, O.D., M.S., FAAO, FSLS

Chandra Mickles, O.D., M.S., FAAO, FSLS

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