Dry Eye Disease Identification for Chicago Residents

Ophthalmic Professional cover with dr. Jackson Chicago Dry Eye DiseaseJacksoneye is proud to be featured in the cover article written by Jennifer Kirby for the November edition of Ophthalmic Professional magazine.  In her article, Jennifer shares the details of how the team at Jacksoneye educates, diagnoses and treats Dry Eye Disease for Chicago residents, and it’s neighboring areas. As a practice that specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, Jacksoneye truly understands the importance of being aware of Dry Eye before any other surgery or treatment procedure is scheduled. Though it may seem that is a separate problem, it’s actually very important to be aware of Dry Eye before any other surgery or treatment Jacksoneye does – LASIK, Cataract, and others.

Dry Eye Disease diagnosing process

As a first step in our process, the team at Jacksoneye uses a detailed questionnaire to initially evaluate the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye during any pre-operative appointment. Based upon the patient’s responses, they are able to identify the potential signs of Dry Eye, and proactively schedule a follow up consultation for the patient in order to further evaluate the patient. They use the following equipment as part of that process:

  • TearLab Osmolarity System’s Test Pen, InflammaDry (Quidel),
  • OPD-Scan III (Marco),
  • LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager and LipiView II Ocular Surface Interferometer with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging (Johnson & Johnson Vision).

Melissa Bollinger, OD and Shawn Wiedman LipiView Test ChicagoPatient education is also a very important part of Dry Eye treatment. The team provides detailed diagnosis and treatment educational resources to their patients, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their eye care. The Jacksoneye team also provides consultations to review each treatment option personally with each patient, and recommends the best solution to fit their needs.

Dry Eye Disease treatment

Once a patient has been diagnosed with dry eye, the team at Jacksoneye has numerous, comprehensive treatment options available. The in-office procedures include:

  • LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System (Johnson & Johnson),
  • BlephEx (Rysurg),
  • iLux MGD Treatment System (Alcon).

Clinical studies

Jacksoneye also conducts 3-4 clinical studies focused on advancing the treatment of Dry Eye Disease annually. Participating in clinical trials allows Jacksoneye to remain on the forefront of clinical care for their dry eye patients.

In summary, the team at Jacksoneye understands the importance of treating dry eye, and prioritizes the care of its patients through comprehensive education, diagnosis and treatment options. Individuals in Chicago and the surrounding areas of Lake Villa, Gurnee, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Antioch, Barrington, Lake Zurich and other local neighborhoods can benefit from our comprehensive approach and individualized care.

* Prioritizing DED patients, Ophthalmic Professional, Volume: 8, Issue: November/December 2019, page(s): 12-14, 16, 28