What Helps With Dry Eye?
Dry eyes can feel itchy, sensitive, and uncomfortable. This common problem has many causes. The most common cause of dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). LipiFlow® treats this condition to restore your natural tears. This non-invasive treatment addresses the root cause of your dry eye for lasting relief.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye can develop for many reasons. Causes include:
- Hormonal changes
- Autoimmune diseases
- Contact lens use
MGD is the most common cause of chronic dry eye. During this condition, these tiny glands along the edge of the eyelid become blocked. They secrete a lipid that protects tears from evaporating and keeps your eyes lubricated. Treating MGD will resolve dry eye for many people.
What Helps With Dry Eye?
Treatment for dry eye depends on the underlying causes. Dry eye can be a symptom of a medical condition, an irritant, or a problem with your tears. Eye drops are the most common treatment, but they require regular use and provide temporary relief. If you have MGD, it will usually respond to treatment with LipiFlow®. This non-invasive technology gently unblocks the glands, so their lipids restore the protective layer of your tears.
How Does LipiFlow® Work?
Many home remedies suggest using warm compresses to treat dry eyes. The warmth can help open blocked glands. LipiFlow® uses advanced technology to combine heat with gentle pressure. The combination unclogs the glands without causing discomfort or irritation to the delicate eye area. The single-use treatment tip protects your eyes, and a computer-controlled system applies targeted stimulation that purges oil and debris from the glands.
What Results Will I See With LipiFlow®?
LipiFlow® provides excellent results for most patients. Some people can see improvements in their dry eye within a few weeks. Others may need several months for their glands to resume normal production. Since your tears have their lipid layer, they no longer evaporate too quickly. Your eyes may feel more comfortable and less irritated, and your results can last for months or years.
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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.
Is There Any Downtime With LipiFlow®?
This non-invasive technique requires no recovery time. LipiFlow® only takes ten to fifteen minutes per eye, and you can resume your daily activities immediately. The process clears blocked glands with no disturbance of the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for LipiFlow®?
Most people with MGD make good candidates for LipiFlow®. If you have chronic dry eye, schedule a consultation and find out if you suffer from MGD and can have treatment with LipiFlow®. If you do not have MGD, we will determine the cause of your condition and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Take the Next Step
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!