LipiFlow is a medical device that is used to treat a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a common cause of dry eye syndrome, a condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears produced are of poor quality. LipiFlow uses heat and gentle pressure to unblock and express the glands in the eyelid that produce tears, which can help improve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.
The treatment is performed by an eye doctor and typically takes about 12 minutes per eye. It is usually done in the doctor’s office and does not require any recovery time. Some people may experience temporary discomfort or redness after the procedure, but these side effects usually resolve quickly. If you have dry eye syndrome and are interested in LipiFlow treatment, you should talk to your eye doctor to see if it is a good option for you.« Back to Glossary Index