Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment in Oklahoma City and Shawnee

LipiFlow® to help treat dry eye disease

LipiFlow dry eye treatmentThe LipiFlow System is the only FDA-cleared medical device for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. Through advances in the application of Vectored Thermal Pulsation (VTP) technology, the LipiFlow dry eye treatment utilizes a patented algorithm of heat applied to the inner eyelids and massage to remove the obstructions in your meibomian glands. This dry eye treatment is performed in our office by your Precision Vision doctor and the complete dual treatment takes less than 20 minutes.

What can I expect during LipiFlow treatment for Dry Eyes?

The 12-minute dry eye treatment will begin with you resting in a reclined chair in a procedure room. Your doctor or a staff member of Precision Vision will place a mild anesthetic drop into the eye(s) being treated. Your doctor will gently fit the LipiFlow disposable eyepiece under your eyelids, which will close around the applicator. After the LipiFlow is activated you will feel both gentle pressure and warmth on your eyelids. Once the temperature of the applicator reaches a therapeutic range – enough warmth to begin melting the blockages of the glands, it will maintain a constant pressure for 2 minutes. Next, the pressure will go through different modes, including slow increasing pressure and pulsation for several cycles for the remaining 10 minutes of the treatment. The results of the LipiFlow dry eye treatment vary patient to patient. It may take several weeks to see any symptom relief, so a follow-up re-evaluation is typically scheduled 8 weeks after the treatment – some patients will require more than 1 follow-up depending on your eye’s response to the treatment.

Are there any risks?

Patients with certain eye conditions are contraindicated from having LipiFlow. These conditions include, but are not limited to*:

  • Recent eye surgery or injury
  • Recurrent chronic inflammation of the eye in the prior 3 months
  • Eye infection
  • Eyelid abnormality that affects eyelid movement and function
  • Eye surface abnormality that may affect the integrity of the ocular surface
  • Moderate to severe eye allergies

Some patients may have adverse affects that occur as a result of the procedure, these include but are not limited to the onset or increase in*:

  • Eyelid or eye pain requiring the discontinuation of the LipiFlow procedure
  • Eyelid irritation or inflammation
  • Eye surface irritation or inflammation
  • Heat related injury to the eyelid or eye
  • Physical pressure-induced injury to the eyelid
  • Eye surface infection
  • Other eye symptoms: redness, burning, stinging, itching, sensitivity to light

*These are all possible adverse effects, but have a low occurrence rate

Contact Us Today

If you have been diagnosed with dry eye disease, contact Precision Vision today to learn more about LipiFlow. Schedule an appointment by calling (405) 733-4545 or complete an online request and a staff member will follow-up with you to confirm your appointment.