Chronic dry eye can be frustrating to treat and can even affect your quality of life. If you struggle with dry, itchy, irritated eyes, LipiFlow® can restore normal tear production. This non-invasive, drug-free treatment restores a key component of tears to help you achieve relief.
What is LipiFlow®?
86% of chronic dry eye cases have the same underlying cause: blocked Meibomian glands. These tiny glands along the edges of your eyelids produce a lipid that keeps your tears from evaporating. LipiFlow® unblocks the glands without discomfort or recovery time, restoring your healthy tears. This treatment provides long-lasting relief from dry eye for many people.
How Does LipiFlow® Work for Dry Eyes?
LipiFlow® works by using warmth and gentle pressure to open blocked glands. It uses a safe single-use applicator for each treatment. LipiFlow® is quick and comfortable, and most treatments take about ten minutes per eye. Unblocking the Meibomian glands is an effective, non-invasive way to treat chronic dry eye with lasting results. Unlike many other treatments, LipiFlow® uses no medications and does not require daily use.
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LipiFlow® Results: What to Expect
Each person responds differently to LipiFlow® treatments. If your Meibomian glands have been blocked for a while, they may take some time to begin production again. Most people see LipiFlow® results within four to six weeks, although it may take longer.
How long your LipiFlow® results last depends on how often your glands become blocked. Some people may need another treatment after a few months. Others may have results that last much longer. Fortunately, a single LipiFlow® usually restores normal tear function whenever you start to notice symptoms. LipiFlow® results depend on several factors, including your age, how long you have had chronic dry eye, your lifestyle, and any health conditions you may have.
There is no recovery time after LipiFlow® treatments. You can return to work and your other daily activities immediately. LipiFlow® protects your eyes from injury, so you will see clearly and feel no discomfort after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for LipiFlow®?
You may be a good candidate for LipiFlow® if you have dry eye caused by blocked glands. Since this is the most common cause of chronic dry eye, many people will achieve symptom relief. You should not have LipiFlow® if you have an eye infection or injury. If your dry eye comes from another cause, your team at Alabata Eye will work with you to develop another treatment plan that helps you feel more comfortable.
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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 (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!