Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) affects 86% of patients with dry eye.
MGD occurs when there is compromise to the function and/or structure of the Meibomian glands. These glands, located in the eyelids produce the protective oily (lipid) layer of the tear film. This oil helps protect the surface of the eye from disease and prevents the watery part of the tears from evaporating when your eyes are open. Without these oils, the eyes become more susceptible to the negative effects that dry climates, air conditioning, computer use, reading and other daily activities can have on the long-term health of our eyes.
LipiFlow® is a 12-minute treatment performed in your doctor’s office designed to restore the natural oil flow to the tear film that covers the eye’s surface.
Described as a gently massaging of the eyelids, LipiFlow removes blockages from the meibomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film.
Vaughan Family Vision Care is proud to offer LipiFlow® treatments. For more information about treating your dry eye symptoms and LipiFlow® treatment request an appointment today.
Located on Weston Road, Vaughan Family Vision Care proudly serves patients from all over Ontario. We would be pleased to meet you and your family.
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|Wednesday||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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