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Renowned Ophthalmology Department Endorses EyeGiene for Dry Eye Treatment
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital treats dry eyes with therapeutic heat for meibomian gland dysfunction.
By: Eyedetec Medical
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital's eye department, which focuses on the study and treatment of eye diseases via medical and surgical means, is dispensing EyeGiene as a "best in class" solution for applying therapeutic warming for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)-related dry eye.
"We are pleased to have such a prestigious organization endorse EyeGiene," said Barry J. Linder, MD, chairman of the board of Eyedetec Medical, which manufactures EyeGiene. “We are receiving significant support in both the U.S. and internationally on the unsurpassed performance of the EyeGiene system.”
Many dry eye treatments are ineffective, in part because of their inconvenience. Dry eye drops, for example, just treat symptoms like stinging and burning for short periods of time, and require frequent reapplication.
EyeGiene provides lasting relief from dry eye syndrome by warming the meibomian glands in the eyelids, so that the normal oils within these glands flow naturally onto the tear surface. Research has proven the effectiveness of warming the meibomian glands for treating dry eye syndrome.
EyeGiene combines a soft mask with disposable warming wafers that apply localized warming therapy to the eyelids. It is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-
Among adults in the U.S. age 50 and older, dry eye syndrome affects 3.2 million women and 1.68 million men, according to eye health statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
“Eyedetec has developed products to help patients not only feel better, but get better,” Linder said. “If you can get the body’s own systems working properly you will get better results and also prevent unintended consequences, which can happen when exposing the eye surface to repeated preservatives common in lubricating eye drops.”
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology is renowned for pioneering advanced treatments and technology since its inception in 1980. It has been recognized as one of the most trusted institutions for quality eye care treatment in Hong Kong.
The department’s ophthalmologists and paramedical staff now include EyeGiene in treating MGD-related dry eye syndrome.
About Eyedetec Medical
Headquartered in Northern California, Eyedetec Medical has pioneered a product pipeline of medical devices for the treatment of dry eyes. Eyedetec’s first product, the EyeGiene® Insta-Warmth™
EyeGiene is convenient, easy to use, and effective at delivering a medically indicated therapeutic temperature to the eyelid surface for treating dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction, and blepharitis. Eyedetec distributes EyeGiene in the USA and several major countries around the globe.
Eyedetec was founded by ophthalmologist Barry J. Linder, MD, MS, in response to his patients’ need for a better way to apply warm therapy to their eyelids. With the vision of reducing the treatment burden for patients with dry eye disease, Dr. Linder has positioned Eyedetec to create a unique product line of treatments to enhance eye health and wellness.
For more information on Eyedetec, go to http://www.eyedetec.com/