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The Most Advanced and Effective Doctor-led Procedure for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is very common and usually the cause of most dry eye.

MGD refers to a condition where the eyes do not produce enough high-quality lipids (oils) essential for maintaining moisture and keeping the eyes lubricated.


Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

For proper eye lubrication and comfort, you need the right balance of lipids (oil), water, and mucus. The lipids in your eyes, referred to as meibum, are produced by your meibomian glands located in your inner eyelids. This oil is essential to keeping the water layer on your eyes from drying out too quickly.

MGD is a condition when the meibomian glands are either blocked, atrophied, or otherwise not producing the volume or quality of lipids required for comfortably lubricated eyes. This causes the tears to evaporate too quickly, making MGD the leading cause of dry eye syndrome. Studies have shown that 86% of patients with dry eyes have symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. MGD can also cause inflammation of the eyelids and a condition called blepharitis.

At the , we are equipped with a LipiFlow device, an advanced technology which effectively treats even severe, chronic cases of MGD and dry eyes.

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Welcome To LipiFlow Treatment In

The Most Advanced and Effective Doctor-led Procedure for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is very common and usually the cause of most dry eye.

MGD refers to a condition where the eyes do not produce enough high-quality lipids (oils) essential for maintaining moisture and keeping the eyes lubricated.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

For proper eye lubrication and comfort, you need the right balance of lipids (oil), water, and mucus. The lipids in your eyes, referred to as meibum, are produced by your meibomian glands located in your inner eyelids. This oil is essential to keeping the water layer on your eyes from drying out too quickly.

MGD is a condition when the meibomian glands are either blocked, atrophied, or otherwise not producing the volume or quality of lipids required for comfortably lubricated eyes. This causes the tears to evaporate too quickly, making MGD the leading cause of dry eye syndrome. Studies have shown that 86% of patients with dry eyes have symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. MGD can also cause inflammation of the eyelids and a condition called blepharitis.

At the , we are equipped with a LipiFlow device, an advanced technology which effectively treats even severe, chronic cases of MGD and dry eyes.

LipiFlow is an advanced, FDA-approved device used for treating MGD. LipiFlow is designed specifically for the effective removal of blockages from the meibomian glands, allowing them to function properly in the production of the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. LipiFlow works by heating up the glands and using soft pressure and pulses to massage out the blockages.

How Does LipiFlow Work?

LipiFlow activators are sterile devices, designed for single use, to safely and comfortably deliver automated therapeutic energy to the Meibomian glands while ensuring the protection of the delicate structures of the patient’s eye.

The activators will be securely placed under and over the eyelids and in a contour above the cornea, to prevent any contact with the core eye surface. Placing of the activators and the treatment is generally a simple process with averagely minimal discomfort on the patient.

LipiFlow Treatment

The treatment begins immediately after the activators are placed on the eyes. The LipiFlow activator heats up and applies gentle pressure to the inner lids using a Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTP), with a simultaneous therapeutic motion on the outer lid.  It is the combination of this patented vectored heat and a gentle adaptive pressure that safely removes the gland obstruction or the old gland content. The treatment takes between 12-15 minutes. The gland recovers and begins to function properly for at least 6-8 weeks after treatment.

Here Is What Happens When LipiFlow Treatment Is Properly Applied

Here’s what happens when LipiFlow treatment is properly applied: The glands resumes normal oil production (also known as lipids). This oil promotes a healthy tear film and helps protect the watery layer of your eyes.  Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the lack of oils on the top of the tear film exposing the water to quick evaporation, and resulting eventually to Dry Eye Symptoms.

Our eye care professionals are always available to evaluate your gland structure and function. If you are suffering from Dry Eye symptoms, it is very likely you have MGD and the long-term effects can result to permanent damage.

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How Does LipiFlow Work?

LipiFlow activators are sterile devices, designed for single use, to safely and comfortably deliver automated therapeutic energy to the Meibomian glands while ensuring the protection of the delicate structures of the patient’s eye.

The activators will be securely placed under and over the eyelids and in a contour above the cornea, to prevent any contact with the core eye surface. Placing of the activators and the treatment is generally a simple process with averagely minimal discomfort on the patient.

LipiFlow Treatment

The treatment begins immediately after the activators are placed on the eyes. The LipiFlow activator heats up and applies gentle pressure to the inner lids using a Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTP), with a simultaneous therapeutic motion on the outer lid.  It is the combination of this patented vectored heat and a gentle adaptive pressure that safely removes the gland obstruction or the old gland content. The treatment takes between 12-15 minutes. The gland recovers and begins to function properly for at least 6-8 weeks after treatment.

Here Is What Happens When LipiFlow Treatment Is Properly Applied

Here’s what happens when LipiFlow treatment is properly applied: The glands resumes normal oil production (also known as lipids). This oil promotes a healthy tear film and helps protect the watery layer of your eyes.  Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the lack of oils on the top of the tear film exposing the water to quick evaporation, and resulting eventually to Dry Eye Symptoms.

Our eye care professionals are always available to evaluate your gland structure and function. If you are suffering from Dry Eye symptoms, it is very likely you have MGD and the long-term effects can result to permanent damage.

Who Can Be Helped With LipiFlow?

Who Can Be Helped With LipiFlow?

LipiFlow can be helpful to patients with dry eyes, showing signs of blockages in the Meibomian Glands. Your eye care professionals will perform a series of diagnostic tests to assess the health of your gland secretions and its performance. During your dry eye consultation, the tear film and glands are first examined to assess the cause of the symptoms that you are experiencing. If our optometrists determine MGD or Blephiritis as the cause, they will recommend immediate treatment using LipiFlow.

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Is LipiFlow Covered By Insurance?

Most insurance plans do not cover the cost of LipiFlow, however, payment plans may be available and we have a discount currently running for new LipiFlow patients.

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Does LipiFlow Cure Dry Eyes?

Every patient will have a different experience depending on the severity of their MGD/Blepharitis, however normally patients will undergo treatment every year and a half.

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Does LipiFlow Hurt?

The procedure in itself has minimal discomfort. But generally, there may be a few side effects from the treatment, and patients leave feeling refreshed. However this depends greatly on how advanced your blockage is, and in some cases, patients may experience redness, soreness, or stinging the day of the treatment.

What Is The Best Solution For Dry Eye Symptoms?

There is no one-size fits all approach to dry eyes treatment, neither is there yet a wonder cure that will fix all dryness, grittiness, and discomfort. Our optometrist will assess the underlying causes of your symptoms during a dry eye examination, and develop a treatment plan with a sure chance of success.

For patients with dry eyes caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, LipiFlow is the most effective treatment option available. Recent research has shown that 86% of patients with dry eyes had MGD. More anecdotally, our eye doctors have a record of tremendous success with many patients with LipiFlow.

Other successful treatment options are nutritional supplements, heat compresses and medication such as Xiidra. Reducing environmental causes for your eye discomfort will help too.

LipiFlow is an FDA approved treatment for Severe Dry Eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Below are some symptoms displayed by patients with meibomian gland dysfunction and we treat these effectively with LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation.

  •        Dryness in the eyes
  •        Discomfort
  •        A feeling like sand is stuck in your eye or grittiness
  •        Redness or soreness
  •        Frequent tearing

Often patients with MGD will have difficulty wearing contact lenses, and may apply eye drops multiple times a day.

The LipiFlow equipment  is considered one of the priciest at an optometry practice. A new machine comes with a 6 figure price tag. In addition to the initial cost, LipiFlow applicators are for one-time use only, and occupy a significant portion of the cost of the treatment. Practices that invest in LipiFlow do so because of their desire to give the best treatment options to their patients.

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What Is The Best Solution For Dry Eye Symptoms?

There is no one-size fits all approach to dry eyes treatment, neither is there yet a wonder cure that will fix all dryness, grittiness, and discomfort. Our optometrist will assess the underlying causes of your symptoms during a dry eye examination, and develop a treatment plan with a sure chance of success.

For patients with dry eyes caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, LipiFlow is the most effective treatment option available. Recent research has shown that 86% of patients with dry eyes had MGD. More anecdotally, our eye doctors have a record of tremendous success with many patients with LipiFlow.

Other successful treatment options are nutritional supplements, heat compresses and medication such as Xiidra. Reducing environmental causes for your eye discomfort will help too.

LipiFlow is an FDA approved treatment for Severe Dry Eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Below are some symptoms displayed by patients with meibomian gland dysfunction and we treat these effectively with LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation.

  •        Dryness in the eyes
  •        Discomfort
  •        A feeling like sand is stuck in your eye or grittiness
  •        Redness or soreness
  •        Frequent tearing

Often patients with MGD will have difficulty wearing contact lenses, and may apply eye drops multiple times a day.

The LipiFlow equipment  is considered one of the priciest at an optometry practice. A new machine comes with a 6 figure price tag. In addition to the initial cost, LipiFlow applicators are for one-time use only, and occupy a significant portion of the cost of the treatment. Practices that invest in LipiFlow do so because of their desire to give the best treatment options to their patients.

LipiFlow Treatment Patient Reviews

I was initially hesitant, having gone through a lot to treat my dry eye without any success. The procedure went smoothly and the staff was supportive. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. It didn't hurt at all, just a little uncomfortable. But no pain whatsoever; it was really very easy. I feel a lot better now.

Ricky. O FL

I was very pleased with the results of my procedure. It’s like night and day! The staff was reassuring and calm throughout the procedure, which turned out to be painless.

Grace P

I was happy I had the LipiFlow treatment. Although, there was some discomfort; there wasn't any pain. Compared to the other treatment it feels as different as the 15th-century medical treatment and the 20th century. The result was amazing and almost immediate. I can now wear and contacts longer period of time.

James E

LipiFlow gave me back my tears! Within a day I would cry. I hadn't been able to actually cry for years. The procedure went smoothly with just a little discomfort. I’m happy I did it in this facility. It was like having the procedure at home.

Lucy R

The staff was friendly and professional the environment was comfortable and their services are state of the art. Great professional support too. I may have traveled all the way to do this, but I don’t mind coming right back for the follow-up.

Chuka H.

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LipiFlow Treatment Patient Reviews

I was initially hesitant, having gone through a lot to treat my dry eye without any success. The procedure went smoothly and the staff was supportive. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. It didn't hurt at all, just a little uncomfortable. But no pain whatsoever; it was really very easy. I feel a lot better now.
Ricky. O FL

I was very pleased with the results of my procedure. It’s like night and day! The staff was reassuring and calm throughout the procedure, which turned out to be painless.
Grace P

I was happy I had the LipiFlow treatment. Although, there was some discomfort; there wasn't any pain. Compared to the other treatment it feels as different as the 15th-century medical treatment and the 20th century. The result was amazing and almost immediate. I can now wear and contacts a longer period of time.
James E

LipiFlow gave me back my tears! Within a day I would cry. I hadn't been able to actually cry for years. The procedure went smoothly with just a little discomfort. I’m happy I did it in this facility. It was like having the procedure at home.
Lucy R

The staff was friendly and professional the environment was comfortable and their services are state of the art. Great professional support too. I may have traveled all the way to do this, but I don’t mind coming right back for the follow-up.
Chuka H.

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