Benefits Vs. Risk Factors
For those who suffer from Dry Eye, the notion that there is a treatment that works for them is something they seldom consider.
Often patients with Keratoconus find improved comfort in contact lenses if they had their dry eyes properly assessed and treated.
Most have grown tired of using warm compresses and artificial tears, with no hope in sight. Lipiflow® is bringing new hope to sufferers of Dry Eye everywhere. LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System is a new treatment for MGD Dry Eye that is non-invasive and addresses the root of the problem, the glands, by cleaning out the clogged lipids and getting the glands to produce clean lipids on their own.
Below are a few benefits & risk factors for the new Lipiflow® system:
There are very few risk factors from the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System at this time. It is true that some people may not be a good candidate for the LipiFlow® System, and as with all procedures there are a few risk factors.
Sensitivity to light
These risks are very minimal and are typically experienced only for a short time after the procedure.
Benefits of LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System:
Helps Red Eye (related to Dry Eye)
Helps your body create clean and plentiful lipids
Short treatment length
Little to no discomfort
Faster Recovery time
The Lipiflow® Thermal Pulsation System’s benefits far out way its risks. Many Keratoconus patients are experiencing freedom from Dry Eye after years of suffering. Keratoconus and dry eye are treatable, talking to your eye care professional to determine candidacy is best.
Dr. Brian discusses the LipiFlow® treatment and how it is performed: