How Long Does LipiFlow Last?


Dry eye is a very common, chronic medical condition that can severely impact the health of your eyes, clarity of vision and lifestyle. Everyone has experienced dry or irritated eyes in their lifetime, but the chronic dry eye can be debilitating and impacts sufferers every day in various ways.

Chronic dry eye causes and types

The primary cause of chronic dry eye is the improper function of the eye’s natural tears. Tears contain water, mucous, and oils (lipids), and when the composition is even slightly off, the tears cannot do their job of maintaining proper lubrication of the eye.

There are two major types of dry eye: evaporative dry eye and aqueous dry eye. Evaporative dry eye occurs when there is a deficiency in the oily layer, and is often referred to as Meibomian Gland Deficiency or MGD. This represents over 80% of dry eye diagnoses. Aqueous dry eye is associated with a decrease in water content in the tears, and accounts for most of the rest of the dry eye seen.

A bold new therapy for chronic dry eyes

Up until recently, the treatments for the chronic dry eye were just ways to help alleviate the symptoms, but now, LipiFlow offers patients true relief from Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD), the cause of evaporative dry eye due to the blockage and drop out of ducts. By addressing the underlying cause of their dry eyes, LipiFlow provides rapid results that can drastically improve the daily life of an individual.

LipiFlow is the first and only FDA-approved treatment device whose main focus is the blockage caused by MGD. During the treatment, the device massages the inner, as well as the outer eyelids, while gently heating the lids.

This way, the Meibomian glands are gently massaged in order to stimulate the extrusion of meibum oil that may have been stuck within the eyelid glands. The treatment helps clear the blockages and promotes healthy tears and thus healthier eyes.

LipiFlow actuators are devices designed to be placed under and over the eyelid and contoured above the cornea, ensuring that there is no damage to the cornea surface. During the treatment, the actuator delivers a gentle, painless combination of heat and pressure using a Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTP) with a therapeutic motion on the outer lid.

This way, any gland content or glad obstruction is safely removed using a specific combination of heat and pressure.

LipiFlow benefits:

  • FDA-approved device, provides inner and outer lid therapy
  • Getting fast results; it takes as little a few weeks to feel the benefits with some seeing improvement within days
  • Fast treatment – it takes as little as 12 minutes to be done
  • More than 25 years of research by the LipiFlow developer, TearScience
  • Long lasting results – can see the continued benefit after 1 year
  • No pain and/or discomfort reported for the vast majority of patientsLipiFlow benefits

While the benefits are clear proof of why LipiFlow is an exceptional choice for dry eye treatment, you might ask yourself how long does LipiFlow last. This is an important question because if the results are great, but only last for a week or two, is it really worth it? Well, that’s not the case with LipiFlow because the effectiveness of a single treatment can last up to two years, depending on the patient.

If you are tired of suffering from dry eyes, come and talk to us today at Diamond Vision, and find out just how LipiFlow can help you. There’s no such question as: “Is LipiFlow worth it?” because our satisfied patients can tell you about their experience and the exceptional results.

There has never been a better time than now to address your vision and experience the joy of healthy eyes because we have a special offer for a limited time! You can get LipiFlow for just $895 when you purchase it with any laser vision correction surgery. Don’t wait a day longer. Call us to schedule your free consultation at 888-678-4341 or visit one of our eye surgery centers. One of the most prominent is the Atlanta Laser Eye Surgery Center located in Tucker, GA.

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