Dry Eye Identifcation & Treatment Florence, SC
Dry eye caused by insufficient tear production or tears that evaporate too quickly in your eye is a medical condition that requires treatment. Before effective treatment can be administered, our doctors must identify the root cause of your dry eye:
- Aqueous dry eye: Insufficient production of tears
- Evaporative dry eye: Quick evaporation of tears
What is Dry Eye?
LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation Treatment for Evaporative Dry Eye
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System by TearScience is the only FDA approved procedure for treating meibomian gland dysfunction (dry eye). Lipiflow can provide long term relief with each treatment. Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C. is pleased to offer the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System by TearScience®.
The process works by applying a combination of directed heat and pressure therapy to unblock meibomian glands and allow your body to resume its natural production of tear film oil. A disposable LipiFlow® Activator eyepiece is inserted under your lower and upper eyelids and is shaped to prevent contact with your cornea. Once in place, you simply recline in the treatment chair and experience the 12-minute procedure.
- A clinical study shows about 79% of patients reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms after a single LipiFlow treatment. If your symptoms return, you may need to repeat the treatment periodically.
- In a clinical study, 80% of patients noted awareness of pressure without discomfort or pain during the LipiFlow treatment.