LipiFlow is a simple, in-office treatment that brings lasting relief to dry, uncomfortable eyes.
The following may be symptoms of dry eyes:
- Discomfort and irritation
- Grittiness or feeling of a ‘foreign body’ in the eye
- burning or stinging sensation
- Redness in the morning
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Vision disturbances
- Sensitivity to light
What causes dry eye?
Over 85% of people who suffer from dry eye have meibomian gland dysfunction. Tiny glands in the eyelids release oil that keep your tears from evaporating. When the normal flow from these glands is interrupted, the tear film evaporates and the eyes become inflamed and irritated. For many, this condition is chronic and difficult to treat.
How does Lipoflow work?
LipiFlow works by applying precisely controlled heat and pressure to the upper and lower eyelids for 12 minutes. The glands are no longer blocked and can release oil to your tear layer.
In a clinical study, 80% of patients reported improvement of their overall dry eye symptoms within four weeks.
With virtually no complications or unpleasant side-effects reported, LipiFlow is the only FDA approved treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction.
More than 30,000 LipiFlow procedures have been done across the United States alone, with many thousand more worldwide.
Ask the doctors at Hardesty Eye Care if you are a candidate for Lipiflow at your next appointment. We will take the time to assess your eyes and put together an individualized dry eye treatment plan for you!