How Does LipiFlow® Work?
LipiFlow consists of a console and a single-use sterile Activator tool. To begin, our eye doctor will insert numbing eye drops so that the procedure does not cause any pain. Then, we will gently place a contoured eyepiece over your cornea, vaulting over your eye’s surface in order to protect the delicate parts of your eye.
When activated, LipiFlow uses peristaltic energy pressure and therapeutic heat to massage your eye. Numerous sensors are built into the device to regular the pressure pulses and temperature precisely. The combination of massage and heat works to expel any meibomian gland obstructions; any stagnant content in your glands is liquefied and pushed out. Start to finish, the entire procedure takes about 12 minutes in the comfort of our office.