LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System Effectively Treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

April 4, 2012

The results of a randomized, controlled clinical study involving 139 patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), to be published in the April 2012 issue of Cornea, compared results for treatment of MGD with the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System from TearScience versus warm compress.

Treatment with LipiFlow® provided sustained improvement, on average, in both signs and symptoms.

Further, the study demonstrated the clinical utility, safety and effectiveness of LipiFlow® in adult patients with MGD and dry eye symptoms.

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LipiFlow®, which applies heat and gentle pressure to a patient’s eyelid, is designed to liquefy and evacuate obstructions in Meibomian glands during a 12-minute in-office procedure. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow®’s second generation product allows physicians to treat two eyes simultaneously.




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  • is there a dr that does this in the cleveland ohio area?

    I have had this problem with my eyes for 6 years. Hot compresses and manually massaging my lids do not help at all. This sounds like a miracle, if it works.