We at Center for Sight believe in making patients our top priority. Dry Eye patients spend a lot time each day administering numerous drops, ointments, and medications, and sometimes with no relief. That is why we want to share our dry eye expertise.
Center for Sight is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.
Are you experiencing the any of the following symptoms?
- Eye dryness
- Eye irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Vision fluctuations
- Contact lens intolerance
- Eye fatigue
If you answered “YES” to any of these, then you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow®.
A portion of patients that have dry eye symptoms suffer from what is called “evaporative dry eye” which stems from a deficiency in the oily layer of the eyes tear film. This is a disease state that worsens over time. The oil deficiency is due to blockages in the meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The oils serve to protect the water layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly.
What is LipiFlow®?
LipiFlow® is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye.
You may be familiar with traditional treatments such as warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments. Our new technology, LipiFlow®, address dry eye symptoms to treat the root cause of the problem, the obstructed Meibomian glands. If left untreated, dry eye can deteriorate and manifest in additional problems. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of oils required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow® treatments can only be provided by a licensed physician and is FDA-cleared to treat this problem.
How LipiFlow Works:
- LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes.
- Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
- The treatment facilitates the release of oils from the blocked meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of oils to resume.
What to Expect from LipiFlow:
In a controlled clinical trial, a majority of patients treated with LipiFlow reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms at 4 weeks post treatment2.
NOTE: You would not be a candidate for LipiFlow if you recently had eye surgery, eye injury, herpes of the eye or chronic eye inflammation. LipiFlow may not fit all eyes. Possible side effects from LipiFlow include redness, burning, stinging, discharge, blurred vision, dryness and sensitivity to light. Talk to your doctor about the benefits, safety and risks of LipiFlow.
If dry eye is hindering you from the activities you love, we are here to help. Click here to schedule a dry eye assessment. We are here to help you with all your vision health needs.