Anterior / Ocular Surface Disease

LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System (Tear Science) addresses the blockages in eyelid glands for the management of meibomian gland dysfunction and evaporative dry eye. The system applies heat to the inner eyelid surface and intermittent massage to the outer eyelid surface, to facilitate release of lipid from the cystic meibomian glands. Opening the blocked eyelid glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids needed for the tear film.

In this video, Alan Carlson, MD, Stephen Lane, MD, Jay McDonald, MD, Donald Korb, OD, John Hovanesian, MD, discuss their experiences with the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System in the treatment of their dry eye patients.