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The doctors at Summit Eye Center are excited to be able to offer a new, innovative treatment for Dry Eye Disease, TrueTear from Allergan. This is a treatment that patients can do at home or on the go that does not involve eye drops or a medication.
TrueTear is a neurostimulation device that temporarily increases the production of your natural tears. The fact that it is your natural tears is important. The natural tear film is composed of lipids, mucins, proteins and salts that are vital to nourishment and protection of the cornea.
TrueTear works by stimulating a nerve in the nasal cavity with small pulses of energy. This nerve sends a message to the brain, which then sends a signal to the nerves surrounding the tear glands. This results in a temporary increase in natural tear production, both the lipid and muco-aqueous components.