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LipiFlow Specialist

Marano Eye Care

Ophthalmology & Cataract & Corneal Surgeons located in Denville, NJ, Livingston, NJ & Newark, NJ

Dry eye disease affects as many as half of all American adults today. This irritating and frustrating eye condition can become disabling if left untreated. The eye care experts at Marano Eye Care, including Matthew Marano Jr., MD, Edward Decker, MD, and the experienced team, offer the latest advanced treatment for dry eyes: LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System. An in-office LipiFlow treatment corrects the underlying cause of most dry eyes using gentle eyelid massage. There are three offices in Denville, Livingston, and Newark, New Jersey, so call the one nearest you now or book your appointment online.

LipiFlow Q & A

What causes dry eyes?

Around 70% of adults over 60 have meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a condition in which the oil-producing glands within your eyelids don't produce enough meibum (oil) or make poor quality meibum. A significant amount of younger adults experience MGD as well. 

According to dry eye disease studies, nearly 90% of people with dry eyes have underlying MGD, which is why experts believe MGD is by far the most common cause of dry eyes. 

What is LipiFlow?

LipiFlow is a special in-office treatment for dry eye disease caused by MGD. This FDA-approved treatment combines mechanical eyelid massage with gentle heat. 

LipiFlow treatment gently expresses your clogged meibomian glands, which restores healthy oil balance in your eyes and relieves the symptoms of dry eye disease. 

How does LipiFlow treatment work?

LipiFlow is a simple on-site treatment at Marano Eye Care. Your eye doctor administers eye drops to numb your eyes and places the LipiFlow device beneath your eyelids. 

That dome-shaped piece, which looks similar to an oversized contact lens, protects your corneas as it delivers gentle heat upwards, directly into your eyelids. 

The upper part of the device starts a light squeezing from atop your eyelids. That mechanical massage releases the warmed oil from your clogged glands. The treatment takes just 12 minutes per eye. 

Can I drive after LipiFlow treatment?

Yes, you can drive home immediately after LipiFlow treatment. There’s no downtime, so you can resume all your regular activities right away. 

When will I notice results after LipiFlow treatment?

You could notice eased dry eye symptoms right away. In general, most LipiFlow patients attain optimal results in six to eight weeks. 

How often do I need LipiFlow treatment?

It depends on your particular case of dry eye disease. Most people only need one treatment for months of symptom relief. 

You might need follow-up treatments only every 9-12 months. The Marano Eye Care team recommends an ideal treatment frequency to prevent a dry eye recurrence. 

If you have dry, burning, itching, sore, or generally miserable-feeling eyes, LipiFlow could be the answer you've been waiting for. Book your consultation by calling Marano Eye Care or clicking the online scheduler now.