What is the Estimated Cost for a LipiFlow® Treatment?
LipiFlow® is the latest technology that provides dry eye doctors accurate analysis of the real cause of a dry eye problem, particularly evaporative dry eye. If you are advised to undergo a LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation examination, use these vital tips on how to get an estimate LipiFlow® treatment cost.
If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow®.
Of the 100 million people worldwide that suffer from dry eye, a majority have evaporative dry eye, which stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. The lipid deficiency is due to blockages in the Meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The lipids serve to protect the water (aqueous) layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly.
Treat the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow® is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye.
Unlike traditional dry eye treatments (e.g., warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments) that address dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow® treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow® treatments can only be provided by a licensed physician.
How LipiFlow® Works
- LipiFlow® uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
- LipiFlow® facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.
- LipiFlow® is a 12-minute in-office procedure. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
What does LipiFlow® Cost?
For patients diagnosed with chronic dry eye problems like the MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction), don’t prolong your discomfort of having excessive dryness in your eyes. LipiFlow® is a non-invasive technology used by Dr. Jackson to unclog the blocked meibomian glands and provide relief to the pressure building in the eyes. This technology is viewed as safe and is FDA approved. Current prices for this procedure range from $450- $500 per eye.