We solve dry eye syndrome with dry eye treatment in Vienna

It is important to find an effective treatment that works for you

Treat dry eye syndrome with dry eye treatment in Vienna

It is important to find an effective treatment that works for you

Dry eyes can cause discomfort and impact your overall quality of life

We offer personalised care for dry eyes from Intense Pulse Light Therapy to medical treatment

  • Dry eye is a common problem, but it can lead to severe complications if left untreated.
  • The type of treatment we recommend will depend on the underlying cause. At your first appointment, we will perform a thorough dry eye assessment to find a treatment that we think would be the most appropriate to help you with your symptoms.
  • This examination may include:
    • The use of diagnostic dyes
    • Meibomian gland imaging and assessment
    • Tear osmolarity
    • A general assessment of the health of the surface of your eye
  • Some treatments focus on reversing or managing a condition or factor that’s causing your dry eyes. Other treatments aim at improving your tear film quality.
  • Treatments include:
    • Drops and medications
    • Tear replacement medication – The most common treatment is artificial tear replacement that helps make up for the lack of natural lubricating tears. Artificial tear products come in liquid form, longer-lasting gel form and long-lasting ointment form, which are commonly recommended for nighttime use. Many different brands of artificial tears are available over-the-counter. Some contain preservatives, and some do not.
    • Anti-inflammatory Eye drops: Anti-inflammatory eye drop medications commonly used to treat dry eyes decrease inflammation in the glands and allow more natural tear film formation. You can use these medications alone or in conjunction with over the counter artificial tears.
  • Therapies
    • Lid cleaning – When infection, inflammation of the eyelids, or clogged oil glands contribute to dry eye, we may recommend a special lid cleaning technique (eyelid scrubs) or antibiotics.
    • IPL and LLLT – Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) can effectively treat meibomian gland dysfunction and related evaporative dry eye. Brief bursts of light are applied to the delicate eye area by a trained professional. These specific wavelengths of energy reduce the number of abnormal blood vessels involved in inflammation of the eye, brightening the whites of the eyes and leaving them feeling fresher.
  • Contact lenses
    • Special contact lenses – Some people with severe dry eyes may opt for special contact lenses that protect the surface of the eyes and trap moisture. These are called scleral or bandage lenses.
    • Surgery
    • Punctal occlusion – This is another common way in which we can treat dry eyes. We can perform this treatment in the clinic by placing temporary collagen or long-lasting silicone plug into one of the tear duct drains. The tear duct drains tears away from the eye and into the nose. This is comparable to putting a stopper in a sink, allowing the natural tears on the eye to moisten the eye longer.

Almost every medical treatment has the potential for some side effects. But as far as dry eye treatment goes, the side effects are negligible.

Drops and medications

  • With drops and medications, the main risks include allergy and intolerance to preservatives and ingredients.


  • Possible side effects include redness, slight burning or stinging, blurred vision, light sensitivity and dryness. These side effects are very rare and not permanent.

Contact lenses

  • With contact lenses, the main risks are overwear, which can lead to your eyes not getting the rest they need and eye infections caused by a poor eye care regime.


  • As with any surgical procedure there are risks which we will discuss with you at your appointment. Most are minimally invasive and cause few side effects.


All our treatments aim to improve your ocular surface, tear film and improve the consequences of dry eye.


There is no cure for dry eyes. All dry eye treatments require regular ongoing care and attention

  • We do a thorough dry eye assessment looking at the tear film components, meibomian glands and suggest treatments based on this assessment.
  • These treatment modalities help the majority of people with their dry eye symptoms. We recommend the treatment that we think would be the most appropriate to help you with your symptoms.

We will explain the steps of each intervention to you in detail at your first appointment.

After dry eye treatment, your symptoms should be greatly improved, resulting in more comfort and improved quality of life.

Have you been diagnosed with a concerning eye problem?

If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these eye conditions and are either seeking treatment or a second opinion, we’d be glad to help

  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Keratoconus
  • Short-sightedness
  • Long-sightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Cataracts
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Have a concerning eye problem? Get help from us in 3 steps

If you have an issue with one or both of your eyes and would like to seek our help, follow these steps to get the help you need

Get In Touch

Start by giving us a call on 01 3617227. We’ll ask you some questions on the phone to see if we should invite you to visit.

We’ll Meet

At your consultation, we’ll examine your eyes and share our diagnosis. Then, we’ll answer all your questions about your eye condition and possible treatment.

Get on the right path

Some patients need treatment, others can manage their eye problems with lifestyle changes. Either way, we’ll help guide you towards the best resolution for your eye condition.

Get help for a worrying eye condition

Whether you have eye inflammation, dry eyes, or for anything else that’s bothering you, we’re here to help. Book online for an appointment so you can enjoy happy healthy eyes and feel like yourself again…

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“I am passionate about giving patients a better quality of life through better vision. I have always been fascinated by eye surgery and the constant new technologies and advances in this field.” – Dr. Christina Leydolt

Dr. Leydolt is an ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract and lens surgery.

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