TREATING THE CAUSE OF DRY EYES
Many of you read about my experience with dry eyes in our fall newsletter. I not only treat patients with dry eyes, but I am now a dry eye sufferer. I began to research new dry eye therapies at our annual ophthalmology conference. I discovered a new company Tear Science that developed a new procedure to treat dry eyes. Tear Science’s treatment lipiflow uses an FDA computer assisted thermal pulsation medical device to heat the clogged oil glands and then unplug them.
At the conference I had lipiflow done to only my left because it was the more uncomfortable eye. In the past, I had some success with fish oil and tears but never had time to do warm compresses. The lipflow itself was not painful. The heat was nice, but the pulsation felt strange. It only lasted for 12 minutes. Two weeks later I felt better. My left eye became the more comfortable eye. I still take fish oil but stopped using tears. I could not wait to have the second eye done.
We decided to purchase the lipiflow to offer some patients another alternative to dry eye therapy.Not every patient will have such a quick response. The more chronic and more severe the disease the longer the recovery. I just like the science behind it. We are no longer just treating symptoms but now have something more to offer to patients.
Dr. Jean Keamy
Erase Wrinkles and Tighten Skin with Thermi Touch and Thermi Tight
We now have another option for patients who want firmer and tighter skin. Thermi Aesthetics uses temperature controlled radiofrequency to tighten the skin and contour face and body. It was recently featured on The Doctors. It is great for neck and arms and even lines and skin around the eyes.
Free Botox Mother’s Day Special
Now is the time to rejuvenate for spring!
Both vials and Botox Cosmetic must be used on same day.
A Great Healthy Kale and Spinach Quiche for Eye Health!
by Jean Keamy, MD
Makes: 4-6 servings
- 1 trans fat free frozen pie crust
- 1 cup of fresh spinach chopped
- Bunch of Kale Fresh and chopped
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- 3 eggs and 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup lowfat milk
- 1 cup of grated gruyere cheese
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- salt and pepper
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the spinach and kale ;
reduce the heat to medium and
sauté, stirring, until the vegetables start to get tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt. Strain excess liquid.
2. Let pie crust defrost on counter.
3. Whisk 3 whole eggs and then add 3 more egg whites. Whisk together.
4. Add 1/2 cup of milk and 3 tablespoons of flour.
5. Add Spinach and Kale
6. Add 3/4 cup of cheese into mixture. Stir well
7. Add mixture to pie crust.
8. Top with remaining cheese
9. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until quiche is firm.