Dry Eye Treatment
An Answer for Millions with Dry Eye
There are nearly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide. Most have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on drops or other treatment methods that only offer temporary relief. This has been due to a lack of understanding that the root cause of most dry eye is known to be a chronic and progressive condition, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD.
LipiFlow THERMAL PULSATION SYSTEM
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a medical device approved by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of evaporative dry eye syndrome. It applies warmth and massage to the eyelids and meibomian glands to allow the oils from the blocked and poorly functioning glands to better flow into the tear film. The appropriateness of the system’s use is determined during an eye examination with special testing designed to evaluate the function of the glands and the quality of the blinking pattern and the lipid layer.
Treating MGD with LipiFlow®
While there are multiple choices available for treating MGD available for treating MGD, LipiFlow is the only FDA-cleared device for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. Through advances in the application of Vectored Thermal Pulsation (VTP™)technology, the LipiFlow treatment utilizes a patented algorithm of heat applied to the inner eyelids and massage to remove the obstructions in your meibomian glands.