LipiFlow® is a treatment for evaporative dry eye, the most common form of dry eye syndrome. Evaporative dry eye is a result of a dysfunctional or blocked meibomian gland, which is responsible for the oil layer in the tear film.
Many longtime sufferers of dry eye understand that the management of dry eye symptoms can be extremely difficult. Some patients even have to plan their day around expensive medications and hot compresses. These treatments are often inconvenient, not to mention sometimes ineffective.
LipiFlow® uses an eyepiece to relieve blockage of the meibomian gland. This treatment allows the natural production of lipids needed for a healthy tear film. The treatment is done in office, and uses controlled warmth and gentle massaging to open the blocked glands. The body then increases its natural lipid production!
Patients who have LipiFlow® tend to see results in two weeks or sooner. Patients find that they can return to the activities they enjoy without having to worry about being bothered by their dry eye symptoms. If you want to experience relief from your dry eye symptoms, give Frantz EyeCare a call today!