Dry eye can often make eyes feel gritty and dry, and cause them to water a lot. It’s caused by blockages in the oil-producing glands in the eyelids. This in turn causes the water in tears to evaporate more quickly than normal because of the lack of oil.
9 out of 10 dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
By using Lipiflow, we can target the cause of MGD rather than just manage its symptoms, and provide relief for the patient. Lipiflow sends gentle pulses of heat and pressure to clear the blocked glands, allowing them to function normally again.
It’s a revolutionary treatment, and best of all it’s non-invasive and virtually painless. Eyepieces are placed on the patient’s eyelids, where they apply gentle heat and intermittent pressure to unblock the glands.
86% of patients with Dry Eye are likely to benefit from Lipiflow therapy. If your dry eyes are affecting your day to day life, Lipiflow could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System from TearScience is one of the only treatments to target the leading cause of dry eye: blockages in the Meibomian glands.
At your consultation, you'll be given an eye examination and a LipiView scan, which looks at your tear film in greater detail. This only takes around 10 minutes and if you're suitable for treatment, LipiFlow can be carried out on the same day.
LipiFlow itself takes around 12 minutes per eye. It's a non-invasive treatment, which uses gentle pulses of heat and pressure to remove the blockages in your tear glands.
Your Meibomian glands are gently opened up, allowing your body to create the natural oils that are essential for keeping your eyes moist and comfortable.
Optical Express is one of the few eye care providers to offer this state-of-the-art treatment. While LipiFlow is of course an investment, patients enjoy excellent results and freedom from irritating and painful dry eye symptoms.
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