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LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment

LipiFlow: A Revolutionary Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye

Scratchy 

Stinging 

Burning 

Excess-Tearing 

Tired 

These are common symptoms of a condition known as Dry Eye Syndrome. 

Dry Eye can have many causes, so it is important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. 

At the Balin Eye Center, we take an integrated approach in diagnosing and treating dry eye. We offer our patients the most advanced dry eye treatments available, including the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation system. This revolutionary treatment addresses the most common form of dry eye (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). Working with each patient, we customize treatment plans to optimize results. 

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the oil glands inside the eye clog and are no longer able to release oil onto the surface of the eye. This causes tears to evaporate quickly and leaves patients with the discomfort of dry eye. 

LipiFlow is the only electronic device cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. 

How does LipiFlow work?

LipiFlow uses gentle massage and heat to unclog the glands found on the rim of your eyelid that help to keep your tears from evaporating. When these glands are free and clear, they are able to function properly to keep more tears on your eye's surface, where they belong! 

Quick, Gentle Relief 

Think of it as a gentle heat massage... for your eyes. The LipiFlow treatment is non-invasive, performed in-office, and takes only about ten minutes. Many of our patients report a noticeable improvement in just a few days with relief continuing to improve 3-4 weeks following the procedure. 

For more information on Dry Eye and the LipiFlow treatment, contact the Balin Eye and Laser Center at 413-584-6666. 

 

To learn more about our laser vision correction procedures, please contact our office 413-584-6666 or 800-436-EYES (3937) to schedule a free LASIK consultation in Northampton, Springfield or Ware. LASIK eye surgery financing is here and available with approved credit at Balin Eye & Laser Center located in Northampton, MA. Our LASIK vision counselors are happy to discuss payment options that allow you to correct your vision now, while paying over time.

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