LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation Therapy
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation Technology
For many people, LipiFlow® means relief. LipiFlow treats the leading cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, not just the symptoms.
The LipiFlow ® Thermal Pulsation System is a revolutionary way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film. The result may eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms associated with Evaporative Dry Eye.
In other words, you stop thinking about your eyes. Because over time they no longer bother you, you can live your life again.
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation technology applies controlled heat to the inner eyelid, and mild intermittent pressure releasing lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands. It does this without damage to the glands or the delicate structures of the eye. LipiFlow® treats the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously.
The procedure, performed in a doctor’s office, is virtually painless and some patients consider it somewhat like a spa experience. In some cases, treatment can be performed the same day as your evaluation.
In a clinical study, 79% of patients reported improvement of their overall dry eye symptoms within four weeks, ranging from 10% to 100% improvement.