Do You Suffer
From Dry Eyes?
LipiFlow For Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
& Dry Eyes
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System, by Johnson & Johnson, is a specialized medical device that improves eye gland function. Consisting of a console and a single-use sterile Activator tool, LipiFlow therapy is drug-free.
Common Questions About Lipiflow
Who Needs Lipiflow?
Dry eye is a condition with a variety of causes. This common and irritating syndrome occurs when your body does not produce enough lubricating tears or changes in your body decrease the quality of your tear composition.
One cause of dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), defined as a blockage or problem with the meibomian glands. MGD can drastically reduce the amount of lipids (oil) in your tears, which allows tears to evaporate too rapidly. Statistics estimate that 86% of all dry eye patients are affected by a problem with their meibomian glands.
Because every case of dry eye is unique, you need an experienced eye doctor to evaluate your condition, determine the cause and recommend the best treatment. Why suffer? For relief from your painful symptoms, call or schedule an eye appointment at the office of Dr. Alan Schlussel.
How Does LipiFlow Work?
The procedure is completely painless! Dr. Schlussel and Dr. Tao will insert numbing drops into your eyes so you won’t feel anything. Using revolutionary Vector Thermal Pulse Technology, LipiFlow transmits heat and peristaltic energies to the meibomian glands. As a result, any blockage or stagnant content in your glands is liquefied and pushed out of the gland openings.
Is It Safe?
LipiFlow’s contoured device vaults over the cornea gently, thereby protecting your delicate eye structure – while providing quick and effective treatment. The therapeutic heat is regulated precisely with numerous multi-point sensors and continuous feedback. Pressure is applied intelligently, with a customized sequence of pulses that expel any gland blockages while simultaneously preventing any unnecessary intraocular pressure. Altogether, these high safety measures lead to minimal discomfort and maximum results.