How Long Does LipiFlow® Last for Dry Eyes?

We all experience dry, burning, or watery eyes occasionally, whether from exposure to dry air, allergies, or irritants. For some people, though, dry eye symptoms can become a constant source of discomfort. If you have to use eye drops throughout the day to achieve any relief, LipiFlow® restores healthy tears and comfortable eyes. 

What is LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment?

LipiFlow® is a non-invasive, long-lasting dry eye treatment that addresses the most common cause of dry eye. The vast majority of people who have dry eyes have a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The Meibomian glands, located along the edges of the eyelids, produce an oil layer that keeps tears from evaporating. They can become blocked, leaving your eyes dry. LipiFlow® unblocks these glands to restore your tears. 

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How Does LipiFlow® Work?

Computer-controlled LipiFlow® uses a single-use applicator that uses gentle heat and precise pressure to unblock and clear the Meibomian glands. Treatment is painless, and you can have both eyes treated at the same time. Each eye takes about ten minutes, so this treatment fits into a lunch break. The cleared glands will begin producing oil again, so your tears will not evaporate. 

How Long Does LipiFlow® Last for Dry Eyes?

LipiFlow® results will usually appear over time as your glands return to normal functioning. How long this process takes can vary widely, but you can expect results within four to six weeks. You will find yourself using your eye drops much less often and may no longer need them at all. 

One treatment will normally provide healthy tear production. However, your glands may become blocked again over time. How often this happens depends on many factors, including how much oil your glands produce. As a result, it is difficult to predict how long your treatment will last. 

We can address your dry eye symptoms when they recur, but you can also choose maintenance treatments to prevent them. Since LipiFlow® is quick and non-invasive, we can work with you to establish the best schedule for you based on your needs and lifestyle. 

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We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.

Does LipiFlow® Work for Everyone?

While most people will achieve normal tears with LipiFlow®, some people will get less relief. Multiple factors may cause your dry eye. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that may include eye drops, LipiFlow®, and other treatments to help you feel comfortable and live your life with less disruption. 

Am I a Good Candidate for LipiFlow®?

Since LipiFlow® is non-invasive, it is safe for almost anyone. Good candidates have chronic dry eye symptoms and are seeking long-lasting relief. You may not be a candidate if you have an eye infection, certain eye conditions, or your dry eye is not the type that can be treated with LipiFlow®. 

Dr.Teliani and her team were absolutely amazing from start to finish. Thank you again for this life-changing procedure.
Omar T.

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To learn more about LipiFlow®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (866) 458-1545. We look forward to helping you!

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