Lipiflow dry eye treatment. Explained

Published: 2023-04-16

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people. It can cause discomfort, redness, and even blurred vision. Fortunately, there is a solution! At Benjamin Eye Institute, we offer Lipiflow treatment, an FDA-approved therapy that provides lasting relief from dry eye symptoms and MGD.

Lipiflow dry eye treatment. Explained

LipiFlow is a revolutionary new device that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The condition that occurs when the Meibomian glands in the eye have been compromised. These glands are responsible for secreting oils designed to lubricate the eye in order to prevent tears from evaporating too rapidly while protecting the surface of the eye from disease.

Lipiflow is a non-invasive and non-chemical treatment that utilizes thermal pulsation technology to open and relax the ducts of meibomian glands. The glands are responsible for producing the oil that keeps tears from evaporating too quickly. When they become obstructed, it can lead to dry eye symptoms.

During the 15-minute Lipiflow procedure, our skilled doctors will use the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System to warm the eyelids and clean out the meibomian glands. Patients often find the treatment to be comfortable and even therapeutic.

After the procedure, patients can expect to experience complete rejuvenation of the glands and cells within 1-2 weeks. This results in new, fresh, and clean production of the oil needed to keep tears from evaporating too quickly. As a result, patients experience improved vision, less eye fatigue, and no need to blink to see something more sharply.

It's important to note that Lipiflow is not a permanent cure for dry eye, and the procedure needs to be repeated at least once a year. However, the benefits of Lipiflow are clear. Hundreds of patients have undergone the procedure and reported a significant improvement in their symptoms.

At Benjamin Eye Institute, we take a unique approach to Lipiflow treatment. We provide our patients with special drops, ointments, and other substances to clean and wipe the eyelids with at home. This helps to maintain the rejuvenation process and keep the glands functioning efficiently.

If you're tired of living with dry eye symptoms, it's time to take action. Book your appointment today at Benjamin Eye Institute and experience the relief of Lipiflow treatment.