LaserVue Eye Center is glad to announce the availability of a new procedure for the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic condition that results in dry, scratchy and generally uncomfortable sensations on the surface of the eyes.
The root cause of nearly 75% of dry eye symptoms are actually caused by a condition known as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and the LipiFlow treatment is designed to treat MGD with remarkable results.
For patients with mild, moderate, or severe dry eyes, LipiFlow may be the answer you’ve been waiting for.
What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
Meibomian glands are tiny oil-producing glands found in your eyelids. The oil they produce make up the lipid layer of your eyes tear film. This tear film protects your eyes from disease and prevents the evaporation of tears while your eyes are open. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is the result of a blockage that prevents the Meibomian glands from releasing their protective oils. Causing the eyes to be easily bothered by everyday irritants.
Without the proper function of Meibomian glands, your eyes become vulnerable to the negative effects of your daily habits or environments. Dry climates, heating & air conditioning, reading & television, and other factors can impact the long-term health of your eyes.
What Is LipiFlow?
LipiFlow is a treatment device designed to effectively remove blockages found within the Meibomian glands allowing them to properly function and produce the necessary oils that make up the lipid layer of the tear film.
The LipiFlow treatment device is FDA approved, supported by 37 patents, and used the world over by leading eye care professionals.
How Does LipiFlow Treat Dry Eye?
The LipiFlow procedure is short 12-minute session performed in-office by your physician. Utilizing single-use applicators that are attached to the eyelids, the LipiFlow device works by safely and comfortably delivering gentle heat and therapeutic motion directly to the eyelids. This effectively expresses blockages and opens up the passages found in the Meibomian glands, allowing them to produce and deliver the oils needed for a healthy tear film.
The device is designed in a way that prevents any heat or pressure from being transferred onto the eyeball itself and contact with the cornea is not made, protecting the structure of the eye.
Is LipiFlow Right For Me?
Diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes is a complex process that requires patience and persistence on behalf of patients and their doctors. Your eye care professional will need to perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate and assess your Meibomian gland performance and health. With careful diagnosis and a therapeutic approach, many sufferers of dry eye syndrome can experience considerable improvement.
If you are experiencing Dry Eye symptoms, call or contact online the experienced staff at LaserVue Eye Center to schedule a thorough eye examination. If you have MGD, LipiFlow may be an optimal treatment that provides incredible relief and long-term eye health.