This thermal pulsation treatment uses a precise algorithm of vectored heat and directed pressure on the eyelid to unblock and stimulate the meibomian glands. Lipiflow is designed to restore a layer of oil on the surface of the tear film and to prevent its accelerated evaporation.
The treatment improves the quality and quantity of oil produced by the meibomian glands to stabilize vision between blinks and reduce symptoms associated with rapid evaporation of the water layer.
Eyelid imaging reveals obstruction or atrophy of the meibomian glands whether symptoms are present or not.
Patients with active ocular herpes.
One 12-minute session.