If your doctor believes that your meibomian glands are clogged and are the source of your evaporative dry eyes, you may be a candidate for Lipiflow. Lipiflow is a revolutionary FDA-approved device that applies heat to the inside of your eyelids (where it is closer to the meibomian glands) for 12 minutes and combines it with lid massages. It is typically applied to all four eyelids at a time. In a clinical study, 79% of patients noted improvement after just one treatment. Much like a dental cleaning, which requires maintenance with flossing and brushing afterwards, Lipiflow is best followed by maintenance treatment with Restasis, warm compresses, and omega 3 supplements.
The procedure is very comfortable. Frankly, most patients fall asleep!