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Tixel dry eye treatment – FAQs

27/07/2021

Midland Eye is offering a new treatment called Tixel® to help treat long-standing dry eye symptoms in patients.

But what is Tixel® , how long does it take to administer and how many treatments are required? We answer some frequently asked questions in this new blog:

What is Tixel® treatment?

Tixel® is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that can naturally enhance moisture levels and restore hydration to your eyes. It is commonly used for the treatment of dry eyes.

What is dry eye disease?

Dry eyes are caused if your tear ducts do not produce enough tears to your eyes comfortably lubricated or if you have an imbalance in the composition of tears.

Dry eye symptoms vary from person to person, depending on the severity of disease. They include:

  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurry vision
It can also be the case that the eyes secrete more tears than usual — this is still referred to as dry eyes. This reaction usually occurs when the eye is not moist enough so the eye itself sends a signal to request increased tear production by flooding itself with emergency tears. However, these tears consist mostly of water and do not have the same qualities or the composition of the tear is abnormal. This is when a dry-eye treatment should be evaluated.

What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be caused due to age, eyelid problems, environmental factors or hormonal changes.

How does Tixel® treatment work?

Tixel® uses Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA), a non-laser treatment technology, to transfer thermal energy to the skin around the eyes quickly and safely. This method corrects dry eyes by increasing lubrication and reducing tear evaporation.

How is Tixel® treatment administered?

Tixel® treatment takes less than one minute in total. The effects of Tixel® are longer lasting than the use of eye drops.

Is it painful?

Generally, Tixel® treatment involves only a little discomfort with little to no pain. It is non-invasive and there is no downtime – making it easy and convenient for all patients with symptoms of dry eye to get treatment.

How many treatments of Tixel will I need?

In most cases, patients will need three Tixel® treatments, with an interval of two to three weeks between each treatment. In more severe cases, patients may require four treatments.

Tixel® is available now at Midland Eye with prices starting from £795. You can book your appointment by calling 0121 711 2020 or completing the enquiry form here.

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