Treat the cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, not just the symptoms. 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. The LipiFlow ® Thermal Pulsation System is a revolutionary way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film. The result may eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms associated with Evaporative Dry Eye.
LipiFlow with ActivatorLipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation technology applies controlled heat to the inner eyelid, and mild intermittent pressure releasing lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands. It does this without damage to the glands or the delicate structures of the eye. LipiFlow® treats the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously. The procedure, performed in a doctor’s office, is virtually painless and some patients consider it somewhat like a spa experience. In some cases, treatment can be performed the same day as your evaluation.
LipiFlow is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with chronic cystic conditions of the eyelids, including Miebomian 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.
LipiFlow is a 12-minute in-office procedure. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece 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.