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Gelman Vision

Call Us Today! : 956-305-5795
Address : 5201 N G St, McAllen, TX, 78504

Bring Back Proper Tear Production With LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment

LipiFlow is a thermal pulsation system that is designed to clear blockages in 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. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System can restore your natural production of tears and provide significant relief.

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) Symptoms

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), also known as dry eye syndrome, causes several irritating symptoms that can affect the health of your eyes and your day-to-day schedule. After your MGD is diagnosed, we can help you find the right meibomian gland dysfunction treatment. MGD causes the following symptoms.

  • Dry eyes
  • Sticky eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Eye redness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Burning and itching sensation
  • Foreign body sensation

If left untreated, these symptoms can develop into severe dry eye syndrome, potentially leading to more serious symptoms, like blurred vision. If you’re dealing with dry eye symptoms, talk to your McAllen eye doctor about the LipiFlow procedure.

Is LipiFlow Right For You?

At Gelman Vision, our caring and experienced vision care team will conduct tests to diagnose dry eye syndrome. Then, with a non-invasive testing procedure, Dr. Gelman measures several important parts of your eyes to determine if LipiFlow is optimal for your eye health.

  • Measures natural lipid production
  • Evaluates blink rate and blink completeness
  • Reviews diagnostic imaging with LipiView, an accurate digital picture of the patient’s tear film

After your eye doctor has determined the cause of your dry eye symptoms, they can help you decide on the right dry eye therapy treatments for you. Here at Gelman Vision in McAllen, we are committed to relieving patients’ suffering.

Common Questions About LipiFlow

The treatment lasts about 12 minutes.

LipiFlow is a gentle massage on your eyelids, and you’ll be given anesthetic eye drops to help numb your eyes. To prepare for your procedure, avoid using eyelid creams or artificial tear drops or wearing contact lenses to the appointment.

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.

LipiFlow is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe dry eye syndrome resulting from MGD.

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