The specialists at Margolis Vision in Lone Tree, CO continuously strive to provide the newest and most innovative technology for all of your dry eye needs. Margolis Vision is one of only a few centers in Colorado to carry the latest dry eye treatment, called LipiFlow, a procedure shown to help moderate to severe dry eye patients achieve lasting relief from their symptoms.
The best way to find out if LipiFlow is right for you is to speak with Dr. Margolis in person. Please call 303-797-1150 today to schedule a consultation at our office in Lone Tree.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction causes the lipid layer to be compromised in dry eye conditions. Without an adequate lipid layer, the rate of evaporation of the tear film becomes excessive, which consequently results in a dry eye state. LipiFlow restores and improves the lipid layer, which enables relief from dry eye symptoms. It is important to treat these symptoms in order to ensure that they do not progress and worsen over time.
What is LipiFlow?
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a new FDA approved, cutting-edge treatment designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, Meibomian glands. LipiFlow opens and clears blocked glands, which then allow for natural production of lipids, the oils needed for a healthy tear film.
The LipiFlow activator is a sterile, biocompatible component, which consists of a lid warmer and an eyecup. It works by simultaneously delivering heat and adaptable pressure to the upper and lower eyelids.
"Within three days of receiving the LipiFlow procedure, I noticed that my eyes are not nearly as tired, red or watery as they were before. A week later, I noticed significant improvement and as a result, my eyes are not as dry. I can concentrate on completing a task for longer than before. I am absolutely thrilled with the results." -Michael P.
If it is determined that blocked glands are the root cause of your dry eye condition, and you have Evaporative Dry Eye, you are likely a candidate for the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System and can schedule your appointment the day of your Dry Eye evaluation if desired.
The 12-minute procedure is quick and painless, and is performed in the office by Dr. Alan Margolis under continuous monitoring. Numbing eye drops are administered to patients before the procedure in order to ease any pain or discomfort, although many people find the procedure itself to be very relaxing and comfortable.
Results vary, depending on factors that the patient and Dr. Margolis will discuss. It may take up to four weeks to feel the effects of symptom relief and on average, many patients experience relief from Dry Eye symptoms for over a year and a half after completing the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation procedure.
What Will you Gain with LipiFlow?
The TearScience LipiFlow technology is clinically proven, and is based on more than 25 years of research into the cause of Dry Eye. In a clinical study, 79% of patients reported improved overall dry eye symptoms within four weeks of a single LipiFlow treatment.
In just a short amount of time after completing a successful LipiFlow treatment, patients often times discover that they can now enjoy life to the fullest, without having to worry about the limits they previously had. The treatment may reduce the need for other forms of relief that Dry Eye patients are used to using, such as warm compresses, eye drops and other tiresome efforts that do not utilize long-term benefits like LipiFlow can.
Start taking control of your life, using the safe, clinically proven LipiFlow treatment and see for yourself what it is like to live without Dry Eye symptoms!
Please contact Margolis Vision today to find out if LipiFlow is the right treatment option for your dry eye syndrome. We serve patients in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and throughout the Denver area.
"The day after receiving the LipiFlow procedure, I had already noticed that my eyes were much less dry than they were before. It also seemed as if I could focus on tasks without having to put in eye drops as frequently.” David C.