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LipiFlow is a thermal pulsation system that is designed to clear blockages from the meibomian glands in your eyes. These glands produce the oils that make up part of the protection between your eye and the outside world. When your meibomian glands are blocked, your tear film will not be able to keep your eyes moist and healthy.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) causes several irritating symptoms that can affect the health of your eyes and your day-to-day schedule.
At Gelman Vision, our caring and experienced vision care team will first have your eyes evaluated for MGD. With a series of diagnostic testing, Dr. Gelman measures several important parts of your eyes to determine if LipiFlow is optimal for your eye health.
The treatment lasts about 12 minutes long.
LipiFlow is a gentle massage on your eyelids, and you’ll be given anesthetic eye drops to help numb your eyes.
Some rare side effects of LipiFlow can include eye irritation, inflammation, or discomfort. But if these should appear, they should smooth out on their own very quickly.
No, there isn’t any downtime after a LipiFlow treatment. You can drive yourself home afterward and resume normal activities.
You should start to feel back to normal within a few days, but normal gland production is not expected for another six to eight weeks.