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LipiFlow

LipiFlow treats the cause of Dry Eye Syndrome(DES), also known as Evaporative Dry Eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Lipiflow dry eye treatment involves relieving the obstructions of blocked eyelid glands by applying a combination of localized heat therapy and pressure.

 

What your tear specialist will do:

To evaluate a patient for Lipiflow teatment, we first perform a LipiView test which allows us to assess the tear film and blinking action on each patient. A meibomian gland evaluation is performed and then, if needed a LipiFlow treatment is booked.

The LipiFlow single-use eye piece will be placed on your eye and will provide controlled warmth to the inner eyelid surface, close to the location of the eyelid glands, and perform an intermittent massage to the outer eyelid surface to facilitate the release of lipid from the blocked eyelid glands.

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FAQs

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How long does Lipiflow treatment take ?

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The treatment usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes for both eyes.


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Does Lipiflow hurt ?

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You will feel mild heat and pressure, but is usually otherwise comfortable.


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Do I need to be accompanied?

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No.


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Do I need follow-up exams?

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Yes, you should return as directed. You will have a repeat LipiView evaluation, at no cost, one month after LipiFlow treatment.


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How long does it last?

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Results suggest that most patients, 90 to 95%, will be off eye lubricants for an average of 13 months.

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