LipiFlow Treatment for Dry Eyes
Dry eyes is a condition that makes your eyes feel sore and tired. If dry eyes is left untreated, it can progress and cause damage to your eyes. At Ella Eyes in Houston, TX, one treatment that we offer to alleviate discomfort is LipiFlow. You can learn more about this method and dry eye below before visiting us!
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes can be caused by more than one problem or condition. The leading cause of dry eyes is Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). People who have MGD don't make enough of their own tears and don't produce the proper amount of the oil that typically lubricates the surface of the eye. This can lead to itching, burning, and even scratches and abrasions of the cornea.
How is Dry Eyes Treated?
There are various treatments for dry eyes. Many people use over-the-counter eye drops but these tend to just mask the symptoms. Identifying the underlying cause and receiving a personalized treatment plan from our optometrists can provide long-lasting results.
What is LipiFlow Treatment?
LipiFlow treatment helps produced more of the oil that you need to properly lubricate your eyes. The treatment massages and gently warms the interior of the eyelid to increase oil production. This is a safe and effective treatment for most people with minimal discomfort or side effects. The procedure only takes a few minutes once the single-use activators are in place. The activators will cycle through the pressure on your eyelids and make the area warm. This helps to unblock the Meibomian glands and produce more oil.
How Can Our Optometrists Help?
The LipiFlow treatment is only available through our optometrists after you have been diagnosed with MGD. The diagnosis is an important step in deciding if LipiFlow is right for you. After the treatment, it may take between six to eight weeks for full relief.
Contact us for Dry Eyes Treatment Today
Contact Ella Eye in Houston, TX, today at (713) 722-9066. We would be delighted to provide you with more information and help you schedule an appointment with our optometrists. Our team is committed to helping you improve your eye health!