A breakthrough for dry eye sufferers.
Florida Eye Associates now 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.
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
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.
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.