What is Thermal 1-Touch?
We are excited to be able to offer a new in office treatment option for patients that are suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The OCuSOFT Thermal 1 -Touch is an in office procedure that provides instant targeted heat with a temperature that remains constant.
The in office treatment includes a 10 to 30 minute lid heat treatment, expression of the meibomian glands by the doctor, and a goody bag of products to take home for continued dry eye therapy treatment at home. The length of heat treatment will be determined by the degree of meibomian gland dysfunction present and ultimately by your doctor.
Why does the Thermal 1 – Touch work?
Often, there is no specific cure for these conditions. However, they can be controlled through a regimen of careful lid cleansing to remove the bacteria and a heat mask to help melt the waxy secretions and return a normal flow to the oil glands.
The Thermal 1 – Touch is an excellent option for patients that have specific flare ups of dryness or irritation, as well as patients that find the at home regimens too cumbersome or time consuming. Thermal 1-Touch™ applies heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids releasing lipids from the Meibomian glands. Unlike the traditional warm compress, OCuSOFT® Thermal 1-Touch™ is designed with precision to provide instant targeted heat with a temperature that remains constant. Thermal 1-Touch™ is intended for localized heat in-office when the current medical community recommends the application of a warm compress to the eyelids. Such applications would include Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Dry Eye, Blepharitis, Stye, or Chalazia.