Treat a cause of dry eye, not just the symptoms, with LipiFlow®.
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The proven LipiFlow® treatment is a simple 12-minute treatment2 completed in your doctor’s office that can help improve gland function,3 thus maintaining the necessary protective oily layer to keep your eyes moist and healthy.
LipiFlow® Activators are single-use sterile devices that comfortably deliver a combination of heat to the inner lids and simultaneous therapeutic massage to the outer lids, removing blockages from the Meibomian glands.3 As a result of removing gland obstructions, your glands are then able to produce the oils essential in protecting your eyes from progressive Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
COMMON MGD SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:
If you’re experiencing any Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms, contact us for treatment options. Lea
MGD / DRY EYE:
- 59% of cataract (pre-surgery) patients have MGD
- 50% of cataract patients with MGD do not show symptoms pre-surgery
- 60% of contact lenses wearers have MGD
What to expect during a Lipiflow treatment.
The 12-minute in office treatment will begin with you seated in a reclined chair. 1-2 drops of mild anesthetic will be placed in the eyes. Next the disposable eyepiece (activator) with the lid warmer will gently be placed under your lids and the eye cup outside your eye lids. You will be asked to close your eyes once the eyepiece is in place.
The Lipiflow will be activated. You will begin to feel warmth and gentle pressure on your eyelids. The eyepiece will become gradually warmer until reaches a therapeutic range then will remain at that temperature for the rest of the duration. The gentle pressure you will feel will remain constant for 2 minutes as the appropriate temperature is reached to begin melting the blockages within the glands. At the end of the 2 minutes the pressure will be released briefly.
Next, as the temperature is maintained the pressure will go through different modes, including slow increasing pressure and pulsation for several cycles throughout the remaining 10 minutes of treatment. This is done to facilitate removing the blockages from the glands.
Once the 12-minute treatment is up, the activators will be gently removed from your eyes. It is normal to have some discharge and slight stinging or irritation which may make interfere with vision right after. These symptoms should go away shortly after and you are able to put contact lenses in and drive home after.