Lipiflow is a treatment for Dry Eye and MGD.
MGD: Meibomian Gland Disorder.
Understanding MGD: When experiencing burning, scratching, and redness the root of the problem is most likely MGD. MGD occurs when the function and/or structure of the glands become compromised, the meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and help with the production of the oily layer of our tears. This layer helps with protecting the surface of the eyes from disease and keeps the tears from evaporating too quickly. Without the proper production of these oils, our eyes become more susceptible to discomforts associated with dry climates, air conditioning, and computer use.
We will evaluate the glands by assessing the gland structure by taking a high definition of gland image.
Along with the photo, the function of the glands will also be observed. The blink health which is crucial to maintaining proper gland function is assessed by determining the completeness of each blink. Reduction in gland function corresponds with symptoms of eye discomfort and redness.
Treatment with Lipiflow
Lipiflow is the only FDA-cleared device for treating MGD by removing gland blockage and restoring gland function through the application of Vectored Thermal Pulsation technology. This treatment applies heat to the inner eyelids and gently massages them to remove obstructions in the glands. The treatment takes about 15mins.
For an evaluation and further information please contact our office.