Common Questions about Lipiflow Therapy
What is Lipiflow?
Lipiflow is an FDA approved treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It is a 12-minute thermal pulsation treatment that gently removes blockages in the gland to restore glandular function. This improves the tear film quality. Normal gland function usually returns within 6-8 weeks after treatment. Lipiflow may need to be repeated every 1-3 years on a maintenance basis to keep the meibomian glands functioning properly.
Is Lipiflow Therapy Safe?
Yes, the treatment is safe and effective in clinical trials. Lipiflow therapy is also non-invasive, so you don't have to worry about side effects.
How Long Does Lipiflow Therapy Take?
Lipiflow therapy is a quick and easy procedure that takes only 12 minutes. You may visit your eye doctor to get dry eye treatment on your lunch break.
What Can I Expect after Lipiflow Therapy?
Most people notice an improvement in their dry eye symptoms within a few weeks of treatment. However, it may take up to three months for your glands to start working correctly again. Our optometrist will offer more guidance about eye care and dry eye treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Lipiflow?
If you've been diagnosed with MGD, you may be a good candidate for Lipiflow therapy. This treatment is also an option if you've tried other treatments for dry eyes, but haven't had any success.
Do You Have More Questions about Lipiflow?
EYECARE for You can answer your questions. Contact our optometrists in Richboro, PA, to learn more about dry eye syndrome and eye care. Our eye doctors, Dr. Joyce and Dr. Lynch, are happy to answer your questions. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (215) 485-5384.