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LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment

The New Standard-of-Care

What Is LipiFlow?

Best-In-Class Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome

and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Specifically Designed to Remove Blockages from Meibomian Glands and relieve Dry Eye


For patients with mild, moderate, or severe dry eyes who are without relief, a new procedure is available at LaserVue Eye Center. The LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment.

Up until now, dry eye syndrome has typically been treated with prescription eye drops or artificial tears, punctal plugs, and dietary supplements. LipiFlow represents an effective, safe, and drug-free approach to finding relief from dry eye.

The new LipiFlow treatment is designed to treat the root cause of many Dry Eye symptoms: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).  MGD causes blockages in the meibomian glands which prevents them from secreting enough oil, this oil is what prevents the surface of your eye from drying out.

LipiFlow works by implementing the precise application of heat and massage to both the outer and inner eyelids. This application has proved to be an extremely effective process for clearing blockages found in the Meibomian glands. Best of all, the LipiFlow treatment can be performed during a single office visit in as little as 12 minutes.

A Healthy Ocular Surface is the

Foundation for Visual Comfort

Treating the leading cause of Dry Eye: MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)

For many suffering from Dry Eye, the underlying cause of eye discomfort is not due to a tear deficiency but instead, a larger problem found within the glands of the eyelids. Meibomian glands are tiny glands found in our eyelids and they are responsible for the production of the protective oily (lipid) layer of the eye’s tear film that both defends the eye from disease and prevents tear evaporation while your eyes are open. The tear film consists of three layers on the surface of the eye and provides comfort from everyday irritants. When this outer film is compromised, the surface of the eye may be easily irritated. Causing the dry, scratchy, and uncomfortable sensations associated with Dry Eye. MGD is the root cause for the majority of people experiencing Dry Eye.

Tear film layers visual chart.

MGD occurs when the Meibomian glands become blocked or damaged. Without these oils, the eyes become more vulnerable to the adverse effects of our daily habits or environments. Dry climates, heating & air conditioning, reading & television, and other lifestyle or environmental factors can impact the long-term health of our eyes.

LipiFlow is Fast Becoming the

Standard-of-Care for MGD

Treating MGD with LipiFlow

The LipiFlow treatment is performed in-office and completed in a single office visit.

The LipiFlow is specially designed to remove blockages and restore the functionality of the Meibomian glands, allowing for the regular production of the oils that make up the protective lipid layer of the eye’s tear film.

LipiFlow works by safely and comfortably delivering a combination of heat and therapeutic motion to the eyelids to effectively express blockages and open the passages found in the Meibomian glands. Once the glands are free of blockages, they can resume producing and delivering the essential oil needed for healthy tear film and ocular comfort.

The LipiFlow device utilizes single-use activators that are attached to the eyelids during the 12-minute treatment session. They are designed to prevent any transfer of heat or pressure onto the eyeball itself and are contoured to prevent contact with the cornea, protecting the structure of the eye.

Normal gland functionality usually returns 6-8 weeks after treatment.

Face with Lipiflow activators attached for treatment.

The diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes are complex and requires patience and persistence on the part of both the doctor and the patient. With careful diagnosis and a systematic therapeutic approach, many sufferers of dry eye syndrome can experience considerable improvement.

Safe, Comfortable, Effective


We are deeply devoted to your safety. Our experienced laser eye surgeon, Dr. Jay Bansal, and his staff work with you personally to ensure you are a candidate for LipiFlow dry eye treatment. Read more about LaserVue Safety Standards.

Dr. Jay Bansal, Ophthalmologist with LASIK Technology and Patient
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To our valued patients, colleagues, and friends,

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines we have closed our Mountain View and San Francisco offices. Our Santa Rosa office is closed for routine eye care but is available to see patients on an emergency-only basis.

Any consultations or appointments occurring during the shelter-in-place period will be rescheduled.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call our Santa Rosa office at 707-522-6200

We will provide updates as they come and be sure to announce our reopening as well in advance as possible. From myself, and on behalf of our team here at LaserVue, we wish you and your families the best and look forward to serving you in the future.

-Jay Bansal & the LaserVue team

San Francisco

LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center San Francisco
711 Van Ness Ave #320,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-415-346-5500

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Santa Rosa Business Location
3540 Mendocino Ave. #200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-707-522-6200

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Laservue LASIK Center in Mountain View
1174 Castro St., #112,
Mountain View, CA 94040
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