Common Questions about Lipiflow Therapy
If you're dealing with dry eyes, you may feel like you've tried everything. Yet, there's one treatment option you may not have considered, Lipiflow therapy. EYECARE for You in Richboro, PA, is proud to provide this cutting-edge treatment for our patients. Our doctors, Dr. Joyce and Dr. Lynch can assist you with the most challenging eye conditions. Here, we answer some common questions about Lipiflow therapy.
What Is Lipiflow Therapy?
Lipiflow therapy is a treatment option for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This condition occurs when the glands that produce oil for your tears become blocked. This blockage can lead to dry eye syndrome and other symptoms like eye irritation, redness, and fatigue. MGD accounts for up to 85% of all dry eye cases.
Lipiflow therapy uses heat and pressure to open the blocked glands and allow them to start producing oil again. This procedure can help reduce symptoms and improve your eye health.
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.