LipiFlow® is the only treatment approved by the FDA for long term dry eye relief. LipiFlow® is the only treatment that addresses the root cause, not just the symptoms, of Evaporative Dry Eye by treating the blocked Meibomian glands. If left untreated, blocked Meibomian glands prevent the eyes from secreting enough oil lipids to maintaining quality tear consistency.
When the delicate tear balance is disrupted by a lack of lipids, tears evaporate on the surface of the eye resulting in dry eye symptoms like burning, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and extreme discomfort in dry or windy conditions. Along with adversely affecting your quality of life and general eye health, evaporative dry eye disease can worsen over time, even with continued use of eye drops and other treatments.
Resume Natural Production of Lipids
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation reduces the need for artificial tears and other prescription dry eye treatments by attending to the cause of evaporative dry eye symptoms, the meibomian glands themselves. Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film.
Think of it as a “spa treatment” for your eyes. Gentle heat and light pressure create a warm massage that stimulates the meibomian glands’ natural lipid production and helps restore the balance disrupted by evaporative dry eye.