Dry Eye Evaluation:
Dry Eye is a progressive disease and without treatment can worsen over time. The core tests included in this evaluation will measure the quality and quantity of your tears; the inflammation of your cornea; your lipid layer thickness and partial blinks/lid closure; your tear film break up time; gland imaging; lagophthalmous and/or inadequate lid seal. These core tests and other supporting tests provide the doctor with a better understanding of the cause of your Dry Eye; thus allowing for appropriate treatment to follow.
Dry Eye Follow Up:
You have previously received a Dry Eye Evaluation. To evaluate and assess the progress of your symptoms and your disease, the doctor may elect to conduct the core testing that was performed during your initial evaluation.
LipiFlow treats the leading cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, not just the symptoms. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a revolutionary way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film.