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LipiFlow

The Eye Center of Southern Connecticut is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.

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How Lipiflow® Works:

While there are multiple choices available for treating MGD, Lipiflow® is the only FDA-cleared device for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. The proven Lipiflow® treatment is a simple 12-minute treatment completed in Eye Center’s Hamden location that can help improve your Meibomian gland function, thus maintaining the necessary protective oil layer to keep your eyes moist and healthy.

Lipiflow® Activators are single-use sterile devices that safely and comfortable deliver a combination of heat to the inner lids and simultaneous therapeutic massage to the outer lids, removing blockages from the Meibomian glands. As a result of removing gland obstructions, your glands are then able to provide the oils essential in protecting your eyes from progressive MGD.

How Lipiflow® Works

What to Expect from Lipiflow®

In a controlled clinical trial, 80% of patients treated with Lipiflow® reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms at 4 weeks post treatment.

You would not be a candidate for Lipiflow® if you recently had eye surgery, eye injury, and herpes of the eye or chronic eye inflammation. Lipiflow® may not fit all eyes. Possible side effects from Lipiflow® include redness, burning, stinging, discharge, blurred vision, dryness and sensitivity to light.

* Lipiflow® treatment is an out of pocket procedure and is not covered by insurance.