What Do You Know About Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 12:50 am

Discovering How to Treat it 

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a blockage of your meibomian gland, which are located in the lower and upper eyelids near the eyelash line.

There are several causes for dry eyes which give the patient the feeling of gritty eyes, irritation, and dryness. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is one such cause of dry eyes and can cause inflammation of the eye and eyelid.

Are you affected by dry eyes on a daily basis?

Have tried other treatments, such as over the counter drops, artificial tears, prescriptions, or other treatments which have not worked?

LipiFlow® may help provide relief by removing the blockage of the Meibomian Glands.  When the glands are properly function this can help reduce constant redness, itching, scratchiness, dryness and even the inflammation of the eyelids.

Dry Eye Symptoms from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction:

  • Scratchy Sensation
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Redness in eye
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Dryness
  • Crusting around eyelids

The LipiFlow® Procedure:

There are several things we take for granted in life. Often we don’t think about how many times a day we blink until there is a problem. Lipiflow provides patients with relief from dry eyes. These allows many suffering the ability to be active, and enjoy life without a lot of worry of dry or irritated eyes slowing them down. The procedure is a quick spa-like 12-minute treatment performed in the comfort of your eye doctor’s office. Most patients descript the treatment as soothing and pain-free.

How does LipiFlow® work?

The device is placed around your eyelids. The device warms and massages your eyelids causing the blocked oil to liquefy. Then a slight suction and pressure will removed the liquefied oils that were once blocking the glands. Now the glands will properly function to produce oils to help improve your tear film of your eye and help your eyes feel moister. The treatment is yielding great results by providing patients with improved daily life, their ability to participate in outdoor activities again, and reduced the amount of drops needed daily to live comfortably.

If you are looking for a great way to improve your overall eye health and struggle with dry eyes daily, try Lipiflow ®. After all it could improve your life.

Listen to Diana’s experience with LipiFlow ®

 

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