We are excited to offer a revolutionary new treatment for dry eyes called LipiFlow. LipiFlow treats meibomian gland dysfunction, the most common cause of dry eye symptoms.
Meibomian gland dysfunction is easily detected by your eye doctor with a slit lamp examination and with imaging using LipiScan technology. The meibomian glands of the eyelids are responsible for producing the oily layer of our tears and ensure that tears do not evaporate too quickly. Patients with meibomian gland dysfunction can have symptoms of burning, excessive tearing, foreign body sensation, light sensitivity, contact lens intolerance, and blurred or fluctuating vision. Some patients with meibomian gland dysfunction have no symptoms, but risk having severe dry eye in the future if the condition is left untreated.
For more information on LipiFlow and LipiScan, please see the LipiFlow website. All of our doctors are able to perform a LipiFlow consultation. The procedure is not covered by most insurance carriers, but the consultation can be billed to your medical insurance as an office visit. Call us today to schedule your consultation!