What is Lipiflow®?
The Lipiflow® Thermal Pulsation System is an FDA-approved treatment procedure for Evaporative Dry Eye.
What is Evaporative Dry Eye?
If you suffer from chronic dry eye symptoms, your condition may be related to an inadequate protective layer of oil in your tears.
As many as 86% of patients experience dry eye symptoms caused by
evaporative or lipid-deficient dry eye.
Your tears are made up of three layers:
Evaporative Dry Eye disease is most often caused by a blockage or obstruction in the meibomian glands, which can lead to a lipid deficiency in the tears.
The LipiFlow® treatment works to unblock glands, improve oil secretions and provide symptom relief as well.
If your doctor determines that blocked glands are at the root of your dry eye condition and you are a candidate for vision care in the Dry Eye Clinic, you can now be treated with the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System.
How do I schedule an appointment?
- For Dry Eye Consultations or a Dry Eye Follow-Up, call 510-642-2020 and ask to be scheduled in the Dry Eye Clinic.
- To schedule an appointment for Lipiflow treatment, please call 510-642-9734.
- If you already have a scheduled visit in our general clinic, ask your intern to refer you to the Dry Eye Clinic.