When the eyes fail to produce enough tears to keep them lubricated, there is damage on the surface of the eye. This causes dry eyes. Eye Care Center Limited offers professional and individualized care from Dr. Albina, our optometric specialist. We are a full-service clinic offering comprehensive eye care services to residents of Addison and Burbank suffering from a wide range of conditions, including dry eyes. One of the treatment options we provide for patients suffering from dry eyes is LipiFlow.
What Is Lipiflow?
Lipiflow is an advanced, ground-breaking treatment for dry eye disease. The treatment is implemented to clear out gland blockages, allowing the natural production of oils by the body to resume. The procedure starts with a comprehensive eye exam performed by our optometrist to determine the cause of the dry eyes.
Symptoms of Dry Eyes
Patients often experience varying symptoms while suffering from dry eyes. However, common symptoms often include:
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Redness in the eyes
- Crusty eyelashes
- Burning and itchy sensations
- Watery, sore, and gritty eyes
Does Lipiflow Treat Dry Eye?
Lipiflow is an effective technique used to treat dry eye syndrome. It is effective as patients generally experience relief from Dry Eye symptoms following the treatment. Depending on the patient and the severity of the condition, there might be follow-up sessions for Lipiflow treatment. A Lipiflow treatment session for dry eyes takes 12 minutes, while the visit takes 45 - 60 minutes. It has been reported to cause little to no side effects for patients. After Lipiflow treatment, some patients report results in two weeks to a month, while others experience symptom relief the day of treatment.
Causes of Dry Eyes
Lipiflow dry eye treatment is designed to address the root cause of dry eye disease. The treatment gets rid of blockages which prevent the Meibomian glands from discharging the clogged oil. After Lipiflow treatment, the natural oil production for the tear film is resumed, ensuring the tears don’t evaporate too fast and ultimately an improved eye surface. Dry eyes are often caused by:
- Inflammation on the eyelids
- Hormonal changes
- Meibomian gland blockage
Upon visiting our optometrist, you get a comprehensive eye exam that involves tear samples analysis, measuring tear volume and quality, and scanning the Meibomian glands using a Lipiscan imager. The images captured are used for the examination and diagnosis of dry eyes. Depending on the results of the analyzed images, our eye doctor advises on whether or not Lipiflow treatment is suitable for your condition.
Contact Albina Optometric for Dry Eye Treatment from Our Optometrist in Addison or Burbank
Are you suffering from Dry Eyes Syndrome and seeking treatment? Lipiflow treatment is effective for people of all ages as everyone is susceptible to gland blockage. Our eye doctor uses Lipiflow scans for diagnosis of any issues affecting the glands. Contact us at (630) 543-0607 to book an appointment in Addison or (708) 599-0050 in Burbank for quality eye care.