The LipiFlow Procedure
LipiFlow® is a Thermal Pulsation System is a drug-free device used by the eye care professionals at Excel Eye Center to treat MGD patients in-office with confidence and efficiency.
The procedure includes a phased pressure profile with adaptive force equalization, and proximal-to-distal peristaltic motion evacuates gland contents as the inner lid is gently heated known as the Vector Thermal Procedure (VTP). The eyes of the patient are also always protected as the contoured design vaults the cornea while the heating and pressure system is regulated with redundant sensors.
After the initial anesthetic drop, our doctors will continue the procedure without the use of any further drugs. Then, we use the LipiFlow system to safely deliver therapeutic heating energies to the meibomian glands of the patient’s eye. As a result, any blockage or obstruction is liquefied and pushed to the surface, thoroughly clearing the glands.