Dr. Fredric Barr Is The First Plastic Surgeon in the Country to Offer TearCare®

June 23, 2021 – Dr. Barr

Dr. Fredric Barr First Plastic Surgeon in the Country to Offer TearCare®

Dr. Fredric Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S., Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, has become the first plastic surgeon in the United States to provide the TearCare® System for the treatment of Dry Eye Disease to his patients. Manufactured by Sight Sciences, a growth-stage medical device company based in Menlo Park, California, TearCare® is a blink-assisted device that applies heat to the eyelids, utilizing wearable and smart technology to deliver targeted thermal energy (heat) to the eyelids while allowing the eyelids to blink naturally.

Over 40 million people in the United States suffer from Dry Eye Disease, though it remains an underdiagnosed disorder, according to the AJMC. In addition, eighty-six percent have evaporative Dry Eye Disease, in which their eyes produce tears that evaporate too quickly. When we blink, we should have a nice tear film. However, given the excessive amount of time Americans spend staring at tablets, smartphones, computers, and other electronic devices without blinking, it’s not surprising that a significant number develop evaporative Dry Eye Disease.

For Dr. Fredric Barr, the decision to offer the TearCare® System, a comfortable, 15-minute, open-eye treatment, to his patients was an easy one. “Many patients who come to see me, especially those dealing with Breast Implant Illness, complain about dry eyes,” he explains. “Not only can Dry Eye Disease cause discomfort and sensitivity to light, and the sensation of having something stuck in your eyes, it can make the eyes red. So, these patients experience pain, along with the unwanted appearance of redness in their eyes. All of us Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery are excited to offer them this in-office treatment to relieve their discomfort and restore their eyes’ natural beauty.”

If you are suffering from Dry Eye Disease and would like more information about the TearCare® System, contact Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery at (561) 430-2693 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Fredric Barr. His caring and compassionate team will respect your privacy and put your health concerns above all.

About Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Headed by Fredric M. Barr, MD, Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is one of the finest medical and reconstructive surgery providers in Palm Beach County, Florida. With a successful track record for over thirty years in the area, Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is the surgical specialty that even physicians choose. The practice believes in three basic patient principles of understanding each patient’s unique needs, providing each patient with the utmost care and compassion, and making sure no question or issue goes unaddressed. For those reasons, along with the extensive skills and experience of Dr. Barr, Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is a premier choice for those desiring to be renewed in both beauty and spirit. When it’s time to look anew, look to Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. With offices conveniently located in West Palm Beach, call today at (561) 833- 4122.

About Sight Sciences

Sight Sciences is a growth-stage medical device company transforming the two fastest-growing segments in ophthalmology and optometry, glaucoma, and dry eye disease. Founded in 2011, the company has developed, and is now commercial with intelligently designed and engineered products to assist healthcare practitioners where our products are indicated.

The company’s product portfolio features the OMNI® Surgical System, a dually-indicated device that facilitates the performance of both trabeculectomy and viscoelastic delivery. The company’s non-surgical product portfolio consists of TearCare® System, which is now commercially available for both ophthalmologists and optometrists. The TearCare® System utilizes smart technology to deliver consistent heat (between 41°-45°C for up to 15 minutes) to the eyelids, where the current medical community recommends the application of a warm compress. Such applications include Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Dry Eye, or Blepharitis.

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