Millions of people in the U.S. have some sort of visual impairment, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Many have considered LASIK eye surgery, but are concerned about possible complications. Since it was first introduced, there have been numerous advances in LASIK technology that significantly reduce complications and greatly improve patient safety. For example, your laser eye surgeon can use bladeless technology, which reduces the risk of complications by about 90%. Less than 1% of all LASIK patients experience serious complications, and 95% of LASIK patients report being satisfied with the outcomes. Talk to your laser eye surgeon today about wavefront-guided technology, Allegretto laser treatments, and Ziemer Z-LASIK advances. These FDA-approved treatments can reduce nighttime glare, decrease complication rates, and provide an improved quality of vision. If you know anyone who is considering LASIK surgery, please feel free to share this infographic.
Nearly 40% of vision patients suffer from a condition known as dry eye. Dry eyes can be itchy, red, or teary and may disturb or affect your vision.
Vision specialists have found that dysfunction of the meibomian gland in the eye is the most common cause of dry eye. The LipiFlow system works to eliminate evaporative dry eye at its source by applying heat to the inside of the eyelid, promoting proper function of the meibomian gland. You can learn more about the effective, sustained relief from dry eye symptoms that LipiFlow provides by watching this entire video.
The vision specialists at LASIK of Nevada are dedicated to helping you see the world with more clarity and comfort. Call us today at (702) 475-3042 for an evaluation to find out how we can improve your vision. You can learn more about LipiFlow and LASIK treatments by clicking through our website.
Dry eyes can significantly reduce your quality of life and affect your ability to see under normal conditions. The majority of patients experiencing dry eye suffer from a condition known as meibomian gland dysfunction. LipiFlow is a revolutionary new treatment available from your vision specialist to promote proper gland function and eliminate dry eye symptoms.
How LipiFlow Works Meibomian gland dysfunction affects your eyes’ ability to produce a protective layer of lipids over the eye. This lipid layer is what keeps the aqueous, or watery, layer from evaporating. Insufficiencies in the lipid layer accelerate evaporation of moisture from the eyes’ surface and cause the symptoms of dry eyes. The LipiFlow system works by delivering uniform pressure and heat to the inside of the eyelids where the meibomian glands are located. This heat clears blockages and promotes improved gland secretion to provide the eyes with the protective lipid layer they need for clear, comfortable vision.
What LipiFlow Treatment Is Like
LipiFlow treatment is fast, easy, and comfortable. Your vision specialist will place the LipiFlow activator eyepiece gently against the eye. While your eyes are comfortably closed around the activator, LipiFlow will deliver comfortable levels of heat directly to the meibomian glands in the inner eyelids. The heat liquefies any blockages in the glands while increasing lipid secretion. During this process, gentle pressure is applied along the eyelids’ surface. This moves blockages to the top of the glands, where they are easily secreted and removed to maintain improved gland function. The entire treatment takes only minutes and you will notice improvement of your dry eye symptoms immediately upon leaving the office. Over the course of the next four weeks, your symptoms will continue to decrease dramatically as lipid layer production increases and is maintained.
Find out how LipiFlow can improve your dry eye symptoms today by calling LASIK of Nevada at (702) 475-3042. Our doctors provide state-of-the-art treatments in Las Vegas, NV to improve your vision and your life. You can learn more about your eye health by exploring our online blog.