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Gentle, soothing relief for patients with dry eyes.

Rivertown Eye Care is dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients suffering from the effects of Dry Eye Syndrome. We offer the revolutionary LipiFlow® treatment in our clinic. This non-invasive treatment only takes 12 minutes and can help improve gland function to keep your eyes moist and healthy.


Thermal Pulsation Treament for Dry Eyes

Does LipiFlow® hurt?

LipiFlow® procedure does not hurt. An anesthetic eye drop can also be applied to ensure a comfortable process. The Activator releases gentle heat that is not painful nor unsafe for the eyes. According to patients who have undergone the treatment, it is like getting a gentle eye massage.

How long does treatment take?

Each session of LipiFlow® treatment only takes approximately 12 minutes. The number of treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of each case and what the eye doctor will recommend for you.

Are the results immediate?

Although it may take a few days or weeks to feel the full effect of LipiFlow® treatment, the effectiveness of a single session can last up to one to two years. Again, this will vary from patient to patient.

It is also essential to understand that dry eyes and MGD are chronic conditions that can’t be cured. Patients may need to undergo the procedure at least once a year.

Are there side effects?

LipiFlow® is a safe and painless procedure, but it can also have some side effects on other patients.

Possible side effects include redness, slight burning or stinging, blurred vision, light sensitivity and dryness. These side effects are very rare and not permanent.

LipiFlow® FAQ

From Dry Eye Directory

How Does LipiFlow® Treatment Help?

LipiFlow® treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses thermal pulsation technology to unblock the meibomian glands and improve the quality of the oily layer of tears. The procedure takes only about 12 minutes and is performed in-office. During the procedure, the patient wears special goggles while the LipiFlow® device applies controlled heat and massage to the eyelids. This gentle combination of heat and massage helps to melt and remove blockages from the meibomian glands, restoring proper tear function and relieving dry eye symptoms.

Who is LipiFlow® for?

Millions of people in the US suffer from dry eyes. It is a common affliction that can be cause by environmental factors, aging, and even increased amounts of time looking at screens. 

LipiFlow® treatment is designed for patients who suffer from evaporative dry eye, which is the most common form of dry eye syndrome. This type of dry eye occurs when the meibomian glands, which produce the oily layer of tears, become blocked or dysfunctional. This results in tears that evaporate too quickly, leaving the eyes dry, irritated, and uncomfortable.

Symptoms of Meibomian Gland Disorder  Can Include:

  • Burning

  • Dryness

  • Blurred vision

  • Excess tears

  • Scratchy/gritty feeling

  • Red, itchy eye

  • Tired, puffy eyes

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