Living with ongoing dry eye symptoms can be irritating and can feel emotionally exhausting. Normally, every time we blink, our eyes are washed clean with tears. In some cases, however, the glands that produce the film that protects your tears become clogged, resulting in dryness. When this occurs, getting treatment as early as possible can save you a lot of discomfort down the line. At Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we can provide our LipiFlow® treatment to help ease your symptoms. This treatment can effectively lubricate your eyes and give you the relief you’ve been looking for.
Do I Need LipiFlow® for MGD?
If you find that your eyes feel constantly dry, gritty, crusty, or if you find yourself blinking a lot, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Long-term dryness can be very detrimental to your eye health and could result in complications. Therefore, we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms.
What Can This Treatment Do For Me?
The “MGD” in this procedure refers to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The meibomian glands help keep your eyes moist by creating an oily film that protects the tear layer, which can then allow the tears to flush unwanted debris out of your eye and keep the eye moist. When bacteria and debris clog up these glands, MGD can occur. LipiFlow® is an effective treatment for MGD. This option can help lubricate your eyes in a proper manner and unblock the clogged glands causing your dry eye symptoms.
How Does LipiFlow® for MGD Work?
When you come to Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for this treatment, Dr. Gordon will administer the LipiFlow® activators to your eyes. These activators are sterile and only used once per patient. Through the activators, he will administer Vectored Thermal Pulse (VTP) energy to the eyelid. The application of this energy feels like a gentle eyelid massage and presents no danger to the eye. This pulse energy is designed to unclog the gland, allowing the tear film to flow freely and restoring moisture to the eye. This procedure takes less than 15 minutes to perform, is not uncomfortable, and requires no downtime.
Are There Any Alternatives to This Treatment?
Here at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we provide our clients with the most advanced treatments for their eyes. Along with LipiFlow®, we also offer the TempSure® for dry eye treatment. This device uses non-invasive radiofrequency energy to unclog your meibomian glands and improve your tear production. Similar to LipiFlow®, this option is long-lasting and doesn’t require any downtime.
Why Choose Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics?
At Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, you will find a friendly, knowledgeable staff who will care for your eye concerns in a welcoming, comfortable environment. With over 30 years of experience in addressing the eye care needs of the greater Westchester community, Dr. Gordon can give you the professional treatment you need to feel better again.
LipiFlow® for Dry Eye Relief in Katonah, NY
If you are struggling with dryness, irritation, or crustiness, we can help. Our LipiFlow® treatment can give you the relief you’ve been longing for. To get in touch with our office, please call us at (914) 232-5770, or fill out and submit the form below to schedule an evaluation and eye treatment.