LipiFlow® Treats the Cause of
Evaporative Dry Eye
Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life, from reading to watching TV, to driving or working on the computer.
The most common form of dry eye is evaporative dry eye, which affects 9 out of 10 dry eye cases. This results from a shortage of oil in your tears caused by a blockage in your eyelid (meibomian) glands, leading tears to evaporate faster than normal. This lack of tear oil is often referred to as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Now, with the breakthrough LipiFlow technology, it's possible to directly treat the root cause of evaporative dry eye.
LipiFlow is a new procedure designed to treat the root cause of evaporative dry eye, blocked meibomian glands. Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film.
Some treatments attempt to add more liquid to your tears, but without the complex natural oil, tears continue to evaporate faster than produced.
At the heart of the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is the Activator (eyepiece).
The Activator uses patented, precisely controlled heat applied to the inner eyelid with adaptive pressure, encouraging your body to restart the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for healthy tears. Its single-use design and built-in sensors ensure a safe, sterile treatment.
The treatment is performed right in your doctor's office and, in some cases, on the same day as your evaluation.
More than 25,000 treatments for meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye symptoms have been completed with LipiFlow, including patients in a randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical trial.
The graphs above refer to the results of a nine-center, randomized, controlled trial conducted in 2009 showing clinically meaningful improvement in the primary endpoint, which measures meibomian gland functionality, and the secondary endpoint of dry eye symptoms.
Don't let dry eyes hold you back. Ask your doctor about LipiFlow so you can live your life again.