With the recent introduction of the LipiView®, physicians now have a new tool to observe the tear film on the surface of your eye using digital images. A LipiView image of the tear film can be captured during a non-invasive in-office exam that takes about 5 minutes. The tear film can be seen as an array of colors called specular observations that are relected when a controlled light source is directed towards the front surface of the eye.
The LipiView® Interferometer is a prescription device. Tell your doctor if you use eye drops, wear contact lenses, what type of eye make-up you use, and any eye related problems you’ve experienced. There are no known contraindications or potential adverse side effects associated with the LipiView®.
Treatment of Evaporative Dry Eye involves relieving obstructions of blocked eyelid glands by applying a combination of localized heat therapy and pressure. Previous approaches, such as the use of warm compresses, can be inconvenient and of limited effectiveness.
The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System is used by your doctor to apply a heat and pressure therapy to adults that experience chronic cystic conditions of the eyelids including Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, also known as Evaporative Dry Eye.
The LipiFlow® System is a significant technological shift in evaporative dry eye treatment, effectively relieving blockage of the eyelid glands during an in-office treatment. Opening the blocked eyelid glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film.
The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System is a clinically-proven procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office.