Chronic dry eye is uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. Thanks to cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options, many dry eye sufferers are getting the relief they need. For nearly 80% of eligible patients, LipiFlow is a safe and effective treatment option for dry eye near West Palm Beach.
What Is Dry Eye?
Caused by an imbalance in the tear film layers, dry eye sufferers usually have a problem with the oil layer, allowing the water layer to evaporate causing symptoms. The meibomian gland is responsible for producing the thin oil layer of the tear film. If the oil doesn’t form correctly or the gland is blocked, the tear film layer is unbalanced leading to symptoms.
What Is LipiFlow?
LipiFlow is a treatment approved by the FDA to effectively unblock the meibomian glands, so they can function properly. Treatment is non-invasive and effective.
How Does LipiFlow Work To Treat My Dry Eye Near West Palm Beach?
The LipiFlow treatment uses heat and massage to unblock the glands and remove material. Activators are fitted to the eyes and vector thermal pulse is used to warm and apply massaging pressure. Once the blockage is removed, the glands may produce normal oil for the tear film. Patients notice their best results in about 6 to 8 weeks after treatment.
Who Benefits From LipiFlow Treatment?
Early treatment is key to best results. So, if you’re suffering from dry eye, see your eye doctor to find out if LipiFlow is right for you. It is thought that 86% of dry is is caused by issues with the oil layer of the tear film and much of this is caused by blocked meibomian glands. Your eye doctor uses diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your condition and decide if LipiFlow is the right treatment for you.
Take Care of Your Dry Eye By Visiting Our South Palm Dry Eye Center of Excellence!
At South Palm Eye Associates, we understand that dry eye has many causes and use the latest diagnostics to determine the cause. Visit our Dry Eye Center of Excellence, by scheduling an appointment today! Call us 561-737-4040, and finally find relief from irritating dry eye symptoms.