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Whitten Laser Eye is one of only a few eye centers in the region to offer the LipiScan & LipiFlow system for the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome.

LipiScan for Diagnosis of Dry Eye

LipiScan technology has revolutionized the diagnosis of dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. It is the only diagnostic device that allows direct visualization of affected glands in high definition. LipiScan enables us to:

  • Accurately diagnose patients with dry eye due to MGD.
  • Make the right treatment recommendations.
  • Monitor treatment success.

LipiScan is easy and comfortable to perform in our office. We review and discuss the results with you and can show you the dysfunctional glands.

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LipiFlow Treatment for Dry Eye

LipiFlow is an FDA approved “dropless” treatment for dry eye and, in many of our patients, avoids the inconvenience of daily eye drops.

LipiFlow directly treats the meibomian glands by using a combination of gentle massage and heat to improve the quality of the meibomian gland secretions. The treatment is painlessly performed in the office and can be repeated if needed. It does not require any medications and is a safe and comfortable 12-minute procedure.

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LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment Case Study

Suffering with dry eye is not uncommon. In Miles’ case dryness caused his redness, tearing and blurry vision. Simple drops and lubricants did not work, wearing his contact lenses was challenging and going outdoors was unbearable.

Fortunately, Whitten Laser Eye was able to easily identify his problem. Using LipiScan, Dr. Rose demonstrated to Miles that his dry eye was caused by MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction). His natural tears were evaporating too quickly. Dr. Rose recommended LipiFlow for Miles.

The LipiFlow treatment employs a combination of massage and heat to improve the quality of the tear film, preventing the abnormal quick evaporation of tears. After treatment. Miles noticed a huge difference both in clarity of vision and reduction of symptoms.

“I tried artificial tears…and they never did anything for me.  LipiFlow made a huge difference…”

As part of our comprehensive eye evaluation, Dr. Rose looks carefully for any signs of dry eye. Treatment of dry eye can involve much more than artificial tears and other drops.  LipiFlow has been very successful in treating patients with chronic dry eye and our patients considering vision correction procedures such as cataract surgery or LASIK.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Rose or Dr. Whitten at any of our locations, please call or email us!

Dry eye can severely affect the surface of the cornea. The tear film and cornea provide most of the focusing power of the eye. An irregular corneal surface from dryness makes preoperative measurements very difficult and unreliable. For Miles, this meant that having LASIK would have to wait until his dry eye was treated.

Miles noticed almost immediate improvement after receiving LipiFlow. His vision improved and the annoying symptoms of dry eye vanished. With his dry eye treated, preparation for Miles’ vision correction was much easier and more predictable (corneal measurements and refraction are more accurate with a moist cornea).

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