Dry Eyes

Dr. Shternfeld is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and is currently offering complete eye exams in the Avon, CT office to evaluate and treat dry eye syndrome, sties, glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. Insurance is accepted for eye exams.

Dry Eyes
Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers and dry eyes syndrome .  She is a three-time winner of America's Most Honored Doctors Top 5%.

Dry Eye Syndrome is a common condition and presents with uncomfortable, red, sore eyes or a foreign body sensation. Tearing is often also a symptom, as the eyes try to compensate. Contact lens wearers, postmenopausal women, people with rosacea and autoimmune conditions like hypothyroidism are at higher risk.

What causes Dry Eye?

  • Dry Eye can be caused by a lack of the aqueous (watery) layer of the tears or by a lack of the oily layer of the tears (meibum).
  • Dry eye can also be caused by inflammation either from the lack of tears themselves or by long term wear of contact lenses, ocular allergies, infections and certain systemic or ocular medication.
  • Dry Eye can also develop after treatments such as LASER refractive surgery.
  • Dry Eye is also linked to many autoimmune diseases such as Sjögrens syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Dry Eye has also been linked to changes in hormone levels and is thought to be more common as we get older.
  • Dry Eye has also been linked to increased screen work

How we treat Dry Eye?

IPL treatments of the lower eyelid are effective to treat Dry Eye Syndrome caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Heat from the IPL melts the hardened deposits in the glands, allowing them to work more effectively, creating better quality tear film. More comfortable eyes, better vision quality, less need for artificial tears and less sties are some of the benefits. A series of 3-5 treatments is recommended. Insurance does not cover IPL treatments.

Inner Glow AestheticsMD are specialists in treatment Dry Eyes and also general eye care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available.

About Dr. Ilona Shternfeld

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Physician Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox and dermal fillers. She was trained in the use of Botox in the 1990’s for facial and eye movement disorders and is a specialist in both medical and aesthetic injections. Her knowledge of the delicate eye and orbital anatomy has brought her patients from all over the country to have their under eye area treated with fillers. Dr. Shternfeld loves subtlety and works to keep you looking your best at any age. Dr. Shternfeld combines her passion for Aesthetic Medicine with her love for eye care, specializing in Dry Eye Disease. She is the only provider of IPL for evaporative dry eye disease in Hartford County.

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