Is LipiFlow Suitable for Everyone?

The occurrence of dry eye syndrome in the eyes is often associated with a blockage of the meibomian glands. Blockage of the meibomian glands means that the secretions necessary for tears cannot be secreted. In this case, tears evaporate quickly and the surface of the eye is not sufficiently moisturized, resulting in dry eye syndrome. LipiFlow treatment allows the blocked meibomian glands to open. Who can LipiFlow be applied for?

Who is LipiFlow Suitable for?

In LipiFlow treatment, the obstruction in the meibomian glands is tried to be removed by applying mild pressure and heat to the eyelids with the FDA-approved device placed in the patient’s eye.

In general, the treatment is applicable to most patients. However, not every patient is suitable for the treatment in every case. Let’s itemize the situations where the treatment cannot be applied.

LipiFlow kimler için uygulanabilir?

  • Patients who have had surgery on their eyelids in recent months need to wait for a certain period of time.
  • Active infection on the eyelids or directly in the eyes
  • If treatments such as laser treatment have been performed, it is necessary to wait for a certain period of time.
  • If there is any operation in the eye, it is necessary to consult a doctor and make an evaluation.

Apart from these situations, we recommend that you consult a doctor and undergo a general eye examination before LipiFlow.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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