Millions of men and women in America struggle with dry eyes. Symptoms of dry eyes often subside after a few months, but for some, redness, inflammation and dryness persist. Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by insufficient tear production, and a new treatment offers relief for those with chronic dry eyes. The LipiFlow system is now available at Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown.
Dry eyes can be caused by several factors including:
- Getting older
- Medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
- Medications such as decongestants, antihistamines and antidepressants
- Laser eye surgery, but this is often temporary
- Blocked meibomian glands, which is the most common cause
Men and women with eyelid inflammation and skin disorders such as rosacea could be more likely to have a dry eyes caused by clogged glands.
How Does LipiFlow Work?
LipiFlow is designed to treat men and women with a lipid deficiency due to clogged meibomian glands. These glands are located in your upper and lower eyelids. The LipiFlow system works by using a combination of heat and pulses of pressure to dissolve and push out the contents causing the blockage in your glands. LipiFlow is a quick procedure and can provide relief from symptoms for as long as two years.
The LipiView system is used prior to your treatment to determine if you’re the right candidate for LipiFlow. The video examination identifies the cause of your dry eyes to be certain your symptoms are due to blocked glands. LipiView is done in seconds and evaluates your lipid layer on your eye.
If you suffer from dry eyes, schedule an eye exam with one of our eye doctors in Poughkeepsie or Yorktown today at 845-454-1025 to see if LipiFlow is right for you. Seeta Eye Centers serve patients throughout New York including Hudson Valley and Dutchess County.