During the LipiFlow procedure, sterile “activators” are placed under and over the eyelids, which protect the eyes from the gentle heat and pressure of the dry eye treatment.
The LipiFlow system gently warms the eyelids, helping to liquify thick gland secretions. Once they become liquid, the LipiFlow system gently massages the eyelids to help the oils release from the glands. Patients often describe the sensation as similar to a gentle eye massage.
This treatment method cleans and opens the meibomian glands and allows them to produce healthier oils, improving the overall health of the tear film and making your eyes more comfortable. Each LipiFlow treatment session takes about 12 minutes to complete.
LipiFlow is safe, and is approved for the treatment of dry eye by the FDA.