What is LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment?
Many individuals are afflicted with dry eye syndrome. A significant percentage of individuals suffering from dry eye actually have a condition called Meibomaian Gland Dysfunction or MGD. In simple terms, MGD effects the glands around the eye that produce oil that helps keep your tears from evaporating. LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation treats MGD by opening and clearing blocked glands and many patients experience positive results.
LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation has brought significant and lasting relief to many patients. This technology comes from acknowledged dry eyes treatment experts TearScience®. Lipiflow treatment actually addresses the cause not just the symptoms which is why it has helped so many people reduce or eliminate the suffering of dry eye disease.
The first step is to determine if you are indeed suffering from dry eye disease. Your doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation using a brief questionnaire to help determine the likely cause of your dry eye symptoms.
If your dry eyes symptoms indicate treatment, your doctor will use LipiView® to evaluate the lipid (oil) layer on your eyes. It takes detailed images of your eye’s tear film to determine whether or not you have Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
LipiView® helps answer frustrating questions like “why are my eyes so dry and irritated?” Once complete, your doctor can better advise you on the best approach to addressing the issue of your dry eyes.
If appropriate for you, the advanced LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System will be used for opening and clearing blocked glands. This allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film.
Chronic or severe dry eyes are only going to worsen with time. Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a revolutionary way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It might very well be the lasting solution you’ve been looking for to alleviate your continual dry eye discomfort.
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