LipiFlow For Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow is designed to treat the main cause of Evaporative Dry Eye: an inflammation of the glands of your eyelid (the meibomian glands). When this happens, the glands can become clogged or blocked. This prevents the natural production of oils your eye needs to maintain healthy tear film (called lipids). Without these oils your tears can evaporate faster than they’re produced causing dry eye symptoms. A device called LipiView provides detailed images of your tear film to measure the lipid layer’s thickness prior to treatment.
How It Works: LipiFlow’s Thermal Pulsation System applies heat to your inner eyelid with gentle pressure. This is designed to unclog blocked meibomian glands so they can resume natural lipid production and minimize unnecessary evaporation. An Activator, or eyepiece, applies carefully controlled heat with “adaptive” pressure. This is adjusted to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. The treatment is simple and performed in our office. Dry Eye Institutes of America™ is one of the first to offer LipiFlow in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Which Dry Eye Treatment Is Best? This depends on your condition and diagnosis. Our specialty doctors can pinpoint the advantages of one or more treatments related to your condition, as well as help you understand why a treatment is prescribed and how it works.