The Lipiflow treatment is a simple, painless procedure that is performed in the comfort of your eye doctor’s office. There is no need for anesthetic. Once you are settled in your chair, your eye doctor will open the sterile, single-use applicators which are placed over your eyes. These are connected to a machine that causes the inner eyelids to heat to approximately 108.5°F, while simultaneously placing gentle pressure on the outer eyelid surfaces. The Lipiflow procedure takes approximately 12 minutes, during which time you can relax. While the Lipiflow procedure is being performed, soothing, gentle music will be playing to help the patients fully enjoy this experience. There is no downtime, and patients can return to their usual activities right away. It takes around 3 days for patients to begin to see an improvement in their dry eye symptoms, although they may require further treatment in the future to maintain them. Optimal results are usually achieved around 6 to 8 weeks following your Lipiflow treatment.
For more information about Lipiflow, or to schedule a consultation to talk about this treatment for dry eyes, please contact our office.