If you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms like burning, stinging, redness, or overall eye fatigue, you might be suffering from a condition called Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD). MGD is one of the leading causes of dry eye and occurs when the glands in your eyelids become blocked or damaged, and are unable to produce the outermost layer of your tear film. Without these protective oils, your tears evaporate too quickly leaving your eye exposed, defenseless, and irritable.
Treatment for dry eye often relies on over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, but a new treatment option is available for MGD patients who may not be getting the relief they need from drops alone. LipiFlow® is a quick, in-office procedure that stimulates your meibomian glands to clear any blockages, and help restore your natural ability to produce healthy tears on your own. Patients who receive LipiFlow® treatment have reported a significant improvement in their dry eye symptoms with effects that can last up to two years.
Learn more about LipiFlow® for Meibomian Gland Disorder and find out if you’re a candidate for this new dry eye treatment option.