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LipiFlow Treats the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye

LipiFlow is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye. Unlike traditional dry eye treatments (warm compresses, wetting drops, ointments) that address symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film.

How LipiFlow Works:

  • LipiFlow is a 12-minute in-office procedure. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
  • LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
  • LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.

Lipiflow is not painful and patients are good to resume their normal activities right after the treatment. Research has shown 79% of patients experience improvement in their symptoms 4 weeks after treatment. Learn more about Dry Eye, then ask your doctor if Lipiflow is right for you!