Introducing, The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System, A Revolutionary Treatment For Dry Eyes.
Your eyes are covered by a tear film, which helps to keep them lubricated with an oily, protective layer. This layer keeps the eyes aqueous (water) layer from evaporating. Dry Eye Disease occurs when there is a deficiency or degeneration of the oily lipids that help to make up the oil layer. When the oil glands are blocked, it can lead to meibomiam gland dysfunction, an affliction that counts for the majority of dry eyes in the United States. LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation treats the root of the problem to unclog the meibomiam glands, releasing the oily lipids needed for oily layer of the tear film.
Symptoms And Diagnoses Of Dry Eye
While extremely common, Dry Eye Disease is often not diagnosed, because of the tendency to mimic other ailments such as simple, ocular allergies. Some of the symptoms include dryness, burning soreness, visual fluctuation, and a gritty/sandy feeling. Despite how strange it may sound, another common symptom is excessive tearing of the eyes. Driving, reading, working on a computer, being outdoors (especially on windy days), and wearing contact lenses can all be an issue when dealing with dry eye disease.
Common Symptoms of Evaporative Dry Eye Disease
Discomfort & Irritation
Sensitivity To Light
Feeling Of Foreign Body In Eye
Itching Or Burning Sensation
Disturbance In Vision
Redness In Eye
Dry Eye Can Create Long Term Problems
Dry Eye Disease is extremely common as it affects more than 100 million people throughout the world. It occurs in two forms, aqueous and evaporative the majority of cases being Evaporative Dry Eye. It is important that dry eye disease be treated correctly or it can lead to cornea damage and other sight-damaging issues.
Treatment with LipiFlow- Don’t just treat the symptoms of your dry eye – treat the cause.
With the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation, Evaporative Dry Eye can be attacked from the root of the problem. Warmth and pressure is applied to the inner eyelid and meibomiam glands, while pulsations unclog the meibomiam glands, releasing the oily lipids needed for oily layer of the tear film. Resuming normal lipid flow through LipiFlow is virtually pain free and can be performed in outpatient examinations or even the same day as examination. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System was put through a clinical study, which produced amazing results. From the study, 79% of patients who had the LipiFlow treatment saw improvement of symptoms within four weeks of commencing treatment, while many claimed complete symptom relief. For patients living in New Jersey, Corneal Associates of New Jersey is offering this breakthrough in technology for dry eye patients. If you suffer from dry eye, please contact Corneal Associates today! (973) 439-3937
Don’t just treat the symptoms of your dry eye – treat the cause.