Learn More About LipiFlow, The Leading Treatment for Dry Eye & Other MGD Symptoms
Over 30 million people suffer from uncomfortable dry eyes, and 86% of those people are living with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Are you one of them?
The Top Symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
- Chronic Dry Eyes
- Blurred Vision
- Burning Eyes
- Itching Eyes
If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction – MGD – you know the symptoms all too well. This very common eye condition is caused by an abnormality in your eyelid glands causing them to not secrete enough oil into your tear ducts, resulting in your eyes feeling too dry.
How Does Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Cause Dry Eyes?
For many of our patients in the Bay Area that suffer from uncomfortable dry eyes and other eye discomfort, it is not due to a lack of tear production but a much larger problem found in the inner eye glands.
The Meibomian glands are found in your eyelids and they produce the oily (lipid) layer of your eye’s tear production. This lipid oil both protects the eye from disease, and also prevents tears from evaporating completely while your eyes are open. If your Meibomian glands are hindered from producing this oil – usually due to a blockage – your eyes will feel dry, scratchy and uncomfortable.
How To Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Treatments for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction range from doctor prescribed antibiotics, to eye sprays and lubricants. These will help alleviate your dry eyes and other symptoms of MGD, but will require long term management.
But at LaserVue Eye Center, we are happy to offer our patients LipiFlow treatments, the leading therapy for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction that will eliminate all its symptoms, including chronic dry eyes, in one visit.
What is LipiFlow?
The LipiFlow treatment is specifically designed to remove blockages from your Meibomian gland, restoring its functionality and allowing it to produce the lipid oils you eyes require. This treatment is performed in one office visit and can result in completely eradicating all Meibomian Gland Dysfunction symptoms.
The LipiFlow system is backed by over 10 years of dedicated research on advanced Vector Thermal Pulse Technology, resulting in the only drug free treatment for chronic dry eyes due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. LipiFlow is the safest therapy available for treating dry eyes and other MGD symptoms and is now utilized by the top eye care professionals around the world.
How Does LipiFlow Treat MGD and Dry Eyes?
LipiFlow utilizes cutting edge technology to clear blockages found in the Meibomian glands of your eyelids. By implementing the precise application of inner lid heating and vectored thermal pulsation, the LipiFlow devices ensures the protection for your cornea while effectively relieving congestion from your inner eye glands. This mix of applied heat and massage can relieve your dry eye and other MGD symptoms in as little as one, 12 minute office visit.
Is LipiFlow Right For Me?
Diagnosis and treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction does not need to be a drawn out process, but it does require a series of diagnostic tests. With expertise care, our eye doctors will evaluate the overall performance of your Meibomian gland to determine if you have MGD and would benefit from LipiFlow treatment.
Take the first step towards optimal eye health and the relief from dry eyes with a thorough eye exam. If you are experiencing dry eyes or other MGD symptoms, call one of our three conveniently located LaserVue Eye Center in the Bay Area, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.