You may not realize it, but tears are vital for good eye health. Tears contain more than just water. They also have lipids that form a protective layer that keeps moisture from evaporating. LipiFlow® improves the quality of your tears by restoring this protective oil layer.
What is LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment?
Each time you blink, glands located along the eyelids release oil that spreads across the eye. This layer keeps your tears from evaporating, so your eyes stay moist. These Meibomian glands can become blocked with oil. When they do, you may notice dry, itchy, burning eyes. LipiFlow® unblocks these glands so your eyes can stay lubricated and moist. Since Meibomian gland dysfunction is a leading cause of dry eye, many people can benefit from LipiFlow®.
How Does LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment Work?
Your Meibomian glands run along the upper and lower eyelids, and each blink spreads oil over the eye’s surface. You may not know these glands have become blocked, but you may notice your eyes feeling dry and irritated. LipiFlow® unblocks these glands using a combination of heat and gentle pressure. Using a specially designed single-use applicator, it targets the glands and triggers them to release trapped oil.
What Results Will I See With LipiFlow®?
Most people start to see improvements in their dry eye symptoms within two to four weeks after treatment. If your glands have been blocked for a long time, it may take several months for them to resume their usual function. Meibomian gland blockages can reoccur, with some people more prone to it than others. If you start to experience dry eye symptoms again, schedule another appointment, and we can unblock them again as often as necessary.
What are the Benefits of LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment?
LipiFlow® offers an entirely new option for dry eye sufferers. Treating your dry eye with LipiFlow® has many benefits, including:
- Comfortable and safe
- Treatments take 10 to 12 minutes
- Results possible within weeks
- Reduced or no need for drops or other dry eye treatments
- Restores your natural tears
Unlike eye drops and other treatments, LipiFlow® has no side effects. Instead, it restores the normal function of your Meibomian glands, so your tears work as they should.
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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.
Am I a Good Candidate for LipiFlow®?
If your dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian gland blockage, you are likely a good candidate for LipiFlow®. Almost anyone can have LipiFlow®. Since over 80% of dry eye cases may be caused by blocked glands, LipiFlow® may be able to help you.
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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!