The Lipiflow system is designed for the application of confined heat and pressure therapy for adult patients with evaporative dry eye. By doing so it opens the blocked glands that allow your body to resume its natural production of tear film oil. There are no other dry eye therapies that can do what the Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation System can.
The Lipiflow system is clinically proven with documented results. In a clinical study, about 79% of patients had tremendous improvement in their overall dry eye symptoms after a single treatment. You may need to have this treatment done periodically as your symptoms will return over time.
LipiFlow Treats the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with chronic cystic conditions of the eyelids, including Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye.
Unlike traditional dry eye treatments (warm compresses, wetting drops, ointments) that address symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film.
How LipiFlow Works:
- LipiFlow is a 12-minute in-office procedure. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
- LipiFlow uses a disposable eyepiece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
- LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.