Wilmington Family Eye Care is now one of a select few practices in the country that offers LipiFlow to our patients!
LipiFlow is a treatment device specifically designed for effectively removing blockages from the meibmomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. Supported by 37 patents and used around the world by leading eye care professionals, LipiFlow is fast becoming the standard of care for MGD with studies demonstrating its safe and effective results. LipiFlow was designed to minimize patient discomfort during a 12 minute in-office treatment that most patients describe as a gently massaging of the eye lids.
Your eye doctor at Wilmington Family Eye Care will perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate gland performance and the health of your gland secretions. This will help to determine the root cause of Dry Eye Disease. You can assess your Dry Eye symptoms online and your doctor may have you complete a short questionnaire. A series of other simple test can be performed that may include compression of the lid under a slit lamp and using LipiScan which provides a high resolution picture of your gland structure. If you are experiencing Dry Eye symptoms, it is essential that you ask your eye doctor to check for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). If you have MGD, LipiFlow may be an optimal treatment to ensure long-term eye health and to alleviate Dry Eye and MGD symptoms.