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Dry Eye Treatments

 

LIPIFLOW

A Breakthrough for Dry Eye Sufferers

With more than 100 treatments completed, Florida Eye Associates offers the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System – a drug-free treatment to improve gland function for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

The Lipiflow System represents more than 10 years of dedicated research and is protected by more than 30 patents. 86% of dry eye patients are affected by MGD.

“I don’t have dry eye symptoms like I had before. Lipiflow was worth every penny.” -Leslie R., Melbourne, FL

HOW THE LIPIFLOW SYSTEM WORKS

  • The procedure uses Vector Thermal Pulse Technology™ applies heat and peristaltic motion to the eyelid to remove gland obstructions and stagnant gland content
  • After an initial anesthetic drop, no drugs are required for the procedure
  • The LipiFlow system safely delivers therapeutic energies to the meibomian glands while protecting the delicate structures of the patient’s eye
  • As a result, the obstructed meibum is liquefied and pushed up and out of the gland orifices
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THE SCIENCE BEHIND LIPIFLOW

A vaulted design protects the cornea while multi-point sensors monitor and regulate heat and pressure throughout the treatment. This maximizes results and minimizes discomfort. Along with force equalization, the eye is protected from heat and pressure while a nominal therapeutic temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius is applied directly to the inner eyelid where the glands are located, while protecting the eyelid or delicate structures of the globe.

Intelligent pressure feedback loop sends pulsed sequences to expel blockages and stagnant material from the gland. The custom pressure sequence maximizes gland clearing while device design protects the eye from unnecessary intraocular pressure.

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86% OF DRY EYE PATIENTS ARE AFFECTED BY MGD.

LipiFlow’s mechanism of action provides a drug-free approach to treating MGD. Safety and long-term effectiveness have been demonstrated in peer-reviewed studies. Click on the video below to learn more.

If you are suffering from chronic dry eye, call us to schedule an exam. If you are affected by MGD, we have the drug-free solution for you.

 


BlephEx®

The First and Only Doctor Eyelid Cleaning Procedure to Help Maintain Clean and Healthy Lids

More than 82 million people in the U.S. are affected by blepharitis. If you have tired, itchy, burning or dry eyes you could be one of them. BlephEx® can help.
 

BlephEx® is a painless, 8-minute, in-office procedure that allows your eye doctor to treat blepharitis by eliminating the biofilm and bacterial toxins that cause inflammatory lid disease and dry eye, and improving the overall health of the eyelid. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
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What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
 

The common symptoms of blepharitis are:

  • Itching or Scratchy Eyes
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Tearing
  • Crusting
  • Redness/Inflammation
  • Mattering
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Rubbing
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By eliminating the inflammatory etiology of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. Patients can then begin to produce more of their own tears and finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis and its subsequent dry eye disease. Contact Florida Eye Associates today to schedule an appointment to see if BlephEx® is right for you.
 
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