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2017
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Suffering from Dry Eye?

A new technology, offered by LVPG Ophthalmology–17th Street, helps some patients’ dry eye symptoms evaporate.

Obstructed meibomian glands, which produce the oily lipid layer of the tear film, are the known cause of 86 percent of dry eye patients’ symptoms. To unplug those glands, the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System applies controlled heat to the inner eyelids and gentle massaging pressure to the outer eyelids. This 12-minute office procedure liquefies and expresses the contents of the meibomian glands, allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.

Details:

  • LipiFlow is the only FDA-approved device for treating meibomian gland dysfunction.
  • Patients undergo a comprehensive exam, including tear film imaging and evaluation of the meibomian glands, to determine eligibility.
  • Clinical studies have shown that LipiFlow treatment can reduce symptoms to approximately half the preprocedure level.1

Compared to traditional dry eye treatments (warm compresses, wetting drops, ointments) that only alleviate symptoms, LipiFlow may provide longterm, convenient, effective relief.

Learn how you can schedule dry eye treatment. Call 888-402-LVHN.

1Treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye symptoms with a single-dose vectored thermal pulsation: a review.” C. Blackie et al. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2015; 26(4): 306-13.
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