So here at Alleve we have a great opportunity to trial the latest IPL treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction from Designs for Vision - the Eye Light.  Frequently used to treat facial rosacea, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy has been used for several years to treat blocked oil glands responsible for tear film dysfunction and evaporative dry eye.  The Eye-Light takes it to another level by incorporating low level light therapy (LLLT) as a mask to heat the upper lids as well. LLLT has also shown to improve healing and treat inflammation.

I am currently trialling an at-home LLLT system - not as intense as the post-IPL treat...

WE know that Manuka honey is being used very successfully in dry eye (see our previous post from November).  Ocular bacteria has an enormous role in dry eye and it's progression and I find Optimel Manuka honey eye drops and gel are integral to my dry eye management. But Manuka honey is well documented for use in wound healing, particularly in people who have MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or 'Golden staph').  Here is some more information on Manuka honey and it's role in managing bacteria, whilst decreasing the risk of resistance. From Rowena Jenkins, Microbiology lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University....

Anyone who has been to our clinic knows I am a big advocate of Optimel – our medical grade antibacterial Leptospermum sp.  Manuka Honey, sourced from Australia and New Zealand.  Applied to the eye lid margin as the 98% gel once or twice a day, it is often the ‘missing link’ when trying to get those oil glands to loosen up and produce healthier oil.  Not only that, but after a prolonged period of time, it can also reduce the blood vessels along the lids (called telangiectasia) which causes the redness which is so common in dry eye.  For many people, the need for doing daily heat compresses has dropped which is great for those of u...

February 23, 2017

New dry eye treatment and approach to manage sore, dry eyes and blepharitis

April 20, 2016

Alleve Eye Clinic now has it's own rooms to dedicate to the management of your dry eye!  Conveniently located at leafy 49a Stephen Terrace, St Peters SA 5069, there is plenty of parking at the rear (access from 7th Avenue), plenty of on-street parking on 7th Avenue or across the road in the St Peters Cellars Sip N Save car park.  Access is via our  front entrace - and there's a rare Telstra public phone box right outside our front door as a convenient location marker!  We are also next door to the GP surgery.  It's exciting times as the practice builds with people finding us from the internet, referred from friends or family and...



Did you know that blinking can be extremely helpful for your vision?


The simple act of blinking flushes fresh tears over the eye, re-moisturizing & keeping foreign matter and irritants out. It can help ease the soreness, dryness and redness experienced when we concentrate on tasks for long periods of time such as computer and tablet device use.


Dry eye affects approximately 15-40% of the general population living in Australia.

Dry eye is rising at an alarming rate due to the explosive use of screen devices which reduce blinking. Excessively staring at screens is exacerbating dry eye & ocular discomfort.

World-renowned dry eye...

January 4, 2016


At Alleve Eye Clinics we're excited to keep you posted here on the latest research on dry eye, as well as interesting articles and information on what causes it and how to manage it.

Feel free to share any of our posts or links and please don't hesitate to refer anyone you know with symtoms of watering eyes, gritty or red eyes, pain or sensitivity to light to this site.


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