LipiFlow is a treatment for patients with meibomian gland disease, which is the leading cause of ocular discomfort for over 86% of patients who suffer from dry eye. Eyes produce tears from a watery layer called lacrimal glands and oils from meibomian glands. Meibomian gland disease is the lack or absence of protective oil in your eye to protect the watery layer. If meibomian gland disease is left untreated, blocked glands can deteriorate to the point where the damage is irreparable. If you suffer from Dry Eye, you could also suffer from meibomian gland disease and qualify for LipiFlow.
LipiFlow is an in-office treatment that unblocks your meibomian glands and restores natural oil production and gland function. You will feel a therapeutic-like heat and gentle massaging during the thermal pulsation treatment on your outer and inner eye. In addition to LipiFlow being an easy procedure, it is the only treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction.
Dr. Farr and Dr. Hunter are committed to giving individualized service through medical and surgical eye care using the most advanced technology available.