Relief from Dry Eyes
WHAT IS DRY EYE CONDITION/SYNDROME?
Dry eye is a common condition with symptoms that can considerably impact quality of life.
As a chronic condition, dry eyes often has no symptoms at first but eventually leads to irreversible ocular surface irregularities, inflammatory tissue destruction and permanence of symptoms. Symptoms of dry eyes include frequent watering, redness, contact lens intolerance, sandiness, grittiness, burning, stinging, fluctuating unstable vision, and eye strain.
Fortunately, there are some great medications and treatments available for dry eyes today. Most treatments are focused on tear deficiency issues, but, in most cases, dry eyes symptoms are caused by blockages in the tiny meibomain glands in your eyelids. When these glands are not functioning properly, it's called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a leading cause of dry eye. Early detection is essential as MGD can progress and, if left untreated, may cause permanent damage.
Meibomain Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a major cause of dry eye that affects 46.2% to 69.3% of Asians. MGD affects tear film stability and can cause eye discomfort. As a result, it is believed to lead to faster tear evaporation and poorer visual function,exposing the cornea and conjunctiva to more damage.
LIPIFLOW® - THE REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT FOR THE LEADING CAUSE OF DRY EYES
The clinical science behind the leading cause of Dry Eye, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), and its treatment, is supported by over 25 years of scientific research. The gland blockages that occur becaue of MGD can be cleared most effectively by gently heating and massaging the inner and outer lids. This is known as thermal pulsation treatment and LipFlow® is the only FDA cleared device that provides both inner and outer id therapy.
LIPIFLOW THERMAL PULSATION SYSTEM
LipiFlow thermal pulsation system is the only FDA approved non-invasive procedure proven effective for treating dry eyes at the source and stopping further Meibomain gland loss. LipFlow is a simple painless 12 minute in-ofice procedure that gently removes years of obstructive matter is removed, lipid secretion flow is restored, and our body's natural ability to produce a balanced tear film is improved.
HOW OFTEN DOES LIPIFLOW TREATMENT NEED TO BE REPEATED?
Repeat LipiFlow treatment is sometimes necessary over time but the medical literature supports that it helps majority of the patients with one cycle. There are specific at-home maintenance treatment that your doctor will be customizing in order to sustain the effect of one LipiFlow treatment, so that repeat proedures are not required frequently.
LipiView is a diagnostic device that uses near-infrared illumination to image your meibomian glands and the oil layer of your tear film.
LipiView also measures your blink rate and blink quality. There are two types of eye blinkers: full and partial. Partial blinkers do not close their eye completely when they blink. There has been an increase in the amount of partial blinkers in the world with the advent and rise of digital devices (cell phones, tablets, computers, video games) in our lives.