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What Is TearCare?

TearCare® is the blink-assisted device that applies heat to the eyelids to remove blockage associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Dry Eye Sufferers

40 million patients suffer from dry eye1,2. 86% have some component of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) 3

TearCare® System

Portable Open-Eye Experience in MGD

Clinical Studies

OSDI results in a prospective, randomized, controlled trial ⁵

Tailored Gland Clearance

Real-time visualization with the Clearance Assistant™

Say hello to smart design

The TearCare® System utilizes both wearable and smart technology to target the underlying cause of dry eye and provide a comfortable, open-eye procedure for patients suffering from MGD.


An intelligent design provides a universal fit across various patient lid anatomy. Delivers consistent thermal energy across the full geography of the lid structure. Blink-assisted design prepares meibum for expression.


The portable sensor-driven epicenter which communicates with the SmartLids™ 240 times a second assuring consistent heating and patient safety.

Clearance Assistant™

Specialized stainless steel forcep optimized for tailored gland clearance. Allows for real-time visualization of meibum expression.


TearCare ® Education and Mentorship (TEaM) is a user support program designed to share education, training and experiences during your adoption of the TearCare technology as well as advance your skill and comfort in using TearCare to address Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. TEaM is our commitment to ensuring your ambitions for TearCare ® will lead to delighted patients through engaged staff encounters and productive patient conversations.

Case Studies

Susan A. Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS

New York, NY
Owner O.D

History and Diagnostic

1. Patient History​

  • a) 57-year-old WF attorney​
  • b) Low Myope​
  • c) Wears daily disposable MF CLs on weekends and progressive spectacles for work.​

2. Chief Complaint​

  • a) Reduced comfortable wearing time with CLs (down from 12 hours to 8 hours)​
  • b) Dry eye symptoms: “sticky”, red, increased blinking, increased mucous ​
  • c) Self treats with artificial tears (multi-dose methylcellulose-based formula) every 2 to 3 hours.

1. Preliminary Testing​

  • a) Patient presented wearing spectacles at 5:00pm​
  • b) SPEED questionnaire 10/28​
  • c) VA 20/20 in each eye​

2. Tear Film Chemistry​

  • a) Inflammadry: negative OU​
  • b) Phenol Red thread test (Menicon Zone Quick): OD 20mm OS 15mm​
Case Management

1. In Office Therapy

  • a) TearCare® was performed at the same visit after lid debridement using a golf club spud preceded by instillation of proparacaine.
  • b) Manual evacuation was performed immediately following the warming and all glands expressed well with clear oils present after 2 passes.

2. Home Maintenance

  • a) Nightly lid scrubs
  • b) ATs BID
  • c) Build up to 2000 mg per day of fish oil supplementation
  • d) Follow up one month

1. One Month Follow-Up

  • a) Follow-Up Examination:
  • b) SPEED Questionnaire 3/28
  • c) Patient reported significantly less stickiness and redness and was comfortable using the ATs just twice a day. She was compliant with the prescribed home regimen. She was now tolerating her CLs for 12 hours as in the past.
  • d) Slit Lamp evaluation: no conjunctival hyperemia, TBUT 10 seconds OU, No conjunctival staining, LWE 1- OU.
  • e) Diagnostic gland expression: clear liquid OU along entire length of upper and lower lids.

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