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Lipiflow Dry Eyes Treatment in Delhi

The trend of ‘work from home’ is increasing and as a result, many people are exposed to their computer/laptop screens for a longer period of time. This excessive screen time and stress can be the cause of Dry-Eye condition amongst people.

What is a dry eye condition?

Dry Eye, also known own as MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction), is a chronic condition that occurs when your eye is not producing sufficient tears for lubrication. It also happens when the quality of your tears is not good. It causes redness, burning, pain, blurry vision in your eyes. Dry eye affects the health of your eye and even blinking may feel uncomfortable to you.

Importance of Tears for eyes:

Tears are very important to keep your eyes healthy, because:

  • Tears provide lubrication for the eyes.
  • They reduce the risk of eye infections.
  • The eye is kept clean & clear.
  • They wash away foreign materials that enter into the eyes.

What are the symptoms for dry eyes?

  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Blurred Vision
  • Stinging and scratching sensation.
  • Watery Eyes

What is Lipiflow treatment for dry eyes?

LipiFlow is the only device approved by the FDA to cure dry eye conditions. Lipiflow gives long-term relief from Dry Eye condition. It removes the blockages from your meibomian glands so that they can produce oils that are necessary for your eyes to function properly. The process normally takes 12 minutes. You can see the results of the treatment only within two weeks.

The procedure of Lipiflow:

  1. Firstly, the Lipiflow activators are placed under and over your eyelids.
  2. The activators transmit a combination of heat and gentle pressure to your inner eyelids using VTP (Vectored Thermal Pulse). Simultaneously, therapeutic motion is also delivered to your outer eyelids.
  3. The process helps to remove the blockages in your glands.

Is Lipiflow safe? Is Lipiflow painful?

Lipiflow is a very safe device for treating dry eye syndrome. And no, there is no pain felt during the process, patients usually expressed that it felt like a massage for the eyelids.

What Are Some Tests To Determine The Cause Of Dry Eyes?

A dry eye is a condition where your tears don’t provide adequate moisture to your eyes. It is important to get treatment for this condition. If you don’t get treatment at the right time, then it may damage your cornea. Also, in severe cases, you may suffer from permanent vision loss. Hence, you can approach Visual Aids Centre for the best and safe dry eye treatment. The following tests can help you know the cause of your dry eyes:

A complete eye test: This test will include the complete history of your overall health and eye health. So, it makes it easy for your doctor to understand the cause of your dry eyes.

Test to measure the volume of tears: There are two ways to test your tear volume. And, it depends on your doctor what they choose to test with. So, one of the ways is by using the Schirmer test. In this test, the doctor will place blotting strips under your lower eyelid. And, they test your tears by the amount of strip soaked by your tears.  Besides, another way to test tear volume is the phenol red thread test. Here, a thread filled with pH-sensitive dye is placed over the lower eyelid. After it gets wet with tears for 15 seconds it helps to measure the tear volume.

Determining the quality of tear: Some special dye in eye drops helps to test the surface condition of your eyes. So, the doctor looks for staining patterns on the corneas. And, test how long it takes before your tears evaporate.

Tear Osmolarity test: This test helps to measure the content of particles and water in your tears. And, in the case of dry eyes, there will be less water in your eyes.

We perform all the necessary tests properly. And, then only continue with the suitable procedure further.

How To Treat Chronic Dry Eye Through Certain Medication And Other Treatments?

There are some medications and procedures for dry eyes treatment. Also, you may suffer from this condition due to different reasons. Hence, the process to treat varies as well. At the Visual Aids Centre, the doctors firstly understand the reasons for your dry eyes. And, prescribe the right treatment accordingly.  Some of the treatments & medications for chronic dry eye disease are as follows:

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs: It is one of the popular ways to treat dry eye. So, an OTC eye drop called artificial tear moistens your eyes. It is effective for anyone with moderate symptoms. Also, you can get some ointments from your doctor for better results.  

Prescription medications: Your doctor can prescribe some medicines initially. Also, the medicines can be in the form of eye drops or taken orally. These medicines focus on reducing your eye inflammation. And, stimulating oil production in the glands around your eyes. So, your doctor can go for certain medications in the primary phases. But, it totally depends on your overall eye condition.

Eye inserts: This is a possible option when regular OTC tear replacement drops don’t work. The inserts go into your eyes like contacts. And, the medicine is released to keep your eyes moist.

Hence, don’t ignore your eye issues in the initial period. And, you may contact us to get the finest eye treatments.  

What Are The Different Procedures To Treat Dry Eye?

With the rise in technology, we are witnessing several ways to treat dry eye disease. So, other than the medications there are certain procedures for dry eyes treatment. Once you visit your doctor they will let you know which one is right for you. Moreover, every treatment may vary for a different patient. Thus, it is essential to seek a reliable and experienced eye doctor or surgeon. Our team of doctors has long-term experience. And, they will offer the best treatment and advice to you. Besides, let’s have a look at few other procedures helpful in treating dry eyes:   

Closing the tear ducts– When the regular methods don’t respond, then your doctor may advise you to go for this procedure. In this process, the surgeon will partially or completely plug your tear ducts. Basically, the tear will remain in your eyes for a longer time and will find no way to drain.

Special contacts– Wearing scleral or bandage contact lenses can offer you relief. It protects the surface of your eyes and maintains moisture. So, it is a good option for those losing tears too quickly.

Clearing clogged oil glands– Your doctor may suggest the LipiFlow procedure. It is an effective process that mainly clears the blocked oil glands. And, we offer the best LipiFlow eye treatment in Delhi. Also, it only takes 12 minutes for the entire procedure.

What Are Some Major Symptoms Of Evaporative Dry Eye?

Following are some major symptoms of dry eye disease. So, if you are suffering from any such symptoms. Then, feel free to contact us for the dry eyes treatment instantly.

  • Irritation in your eyes (Redness, Stinging, Burning, or Grainy or sandy sensation)
  • Watery eyes
  • Feeling sensitivity to light
  • Strain on eyes
  • Not able to tolerate contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in eyes

Hence, do not ignore any small problem as it can lead to a major issue in the future.

Why Should You Get Lipiflow Treatment?

LipiFlow procedure directly focuses on the root cause of chronic dry eyes. And, it allows the Meibomian gland to work properly. It produces oil to moisten and lubricate your eyes. So, if you are looking for reliable LipiFlow eye treatment in Delhi. Then, you must approach the Visual Aids Centre. Besides, our top-notch eye surgeons and doctors offer the finest treatment. Following benefits will let you decide easily and offer confidence before you go for the procedure.  

Quick results– LipiFlow procedure delivers quicker results. Also, the result varies for different patients. But, many of our patients have shown recovery within a week. In severe cases, it may take a month or more.  

Long-lasting relief– This is a process that offers long-term relief to your eyes. Also, the result of LipiFlow lasts up to 6 to 12 months.

Painless and safe process– It is a completely safe and effective procedure. And, it does not hurt you at all. In fact, the process may feel relaxing due to the warm and massaging sensations.

Fast recovery– After LipiFlow, you may start your daily activities immediately. But, it is advisable to clean your eyelids to prevent debris build-up. And, make sure to follow your doctor’s advice to avoid any issue further. 

What Are The Different Kinds Of Chronic Dry Eye?

Eye specialists and experts suggest that there are primarily two kinds of chronic eye diseases. The first kind is Evaporative Dry Eye and the other kind is Aqueous Deficient Dry eye. Determining what kind of dry eye a person is suffering from is highly significant in selecting an appropriate treatment. However, it has been observed that some patients may have common symptoms for both kinds of dry eyes. Common symptoms include redness, tired eyes, fluctuating or blurry vision, and grittiness.

Evaporative Dry eye occurs when the water component of tears evaporates, leaving the eye exposed. It is caused when the layer of tears on our eye is composed of a base of mucus, water and a thin layer of oil floating on top. The top layer of oil prevents the water component of tears from evaporating and helps our eyes to retain moisture. Due to damage in the oil glands, enough oil may not be produced which allows increased evaporation. Lipiflow treatment in Delhi for evaporative dry eye unclogs the oil glands and is an effective treatment to cure the issue.  On the other hand, the aqueous deficient dry eye occurs when the water component in our eyes is lacking. It may be caused due to some side effects of certain medications like anti-allergy pills or antidepressants causing irritation and redness in the eye.

If you are facing any chronic dry eye condition, we at Visual Aid Centre can help you. Get in touch with us today to know more or book an appointment Dry eyes treatment in Delhi.

Know When To See A Doctor For Dry Eyes Treatment?

Dry eyes can cause varied symptoms, ranging from mild to those which can disrupt you from carrying day to day activities.  It can cause redness, watery eyes, blurry vision, burning, stinging, itchiness in the eye. You might also feel like there is some particle within the eye or it may also cause problems in wearing contact lenses while driving at night or while using the screen for a long time. Many times, these symptoms can be managed with medications. However, it is significant that you consult an eye specialist for lipiflow treatment for dry eyes in Delhi.

Tips To Care For Dry Eyes

In the times when we all are exposed to excessive screen usage, the problem of dry, itchy, red eyes has become highly common in people belonging to different age groups. It is highly significant for every individual to learn about the family’s eye health history because a lot of eye conditions and disorders are hereditary, so being aware of the eye conditions your parents or grandparents had can help you take precautions.

Experts at Visual Aid Centre suggest following the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes a break from the intense strain that is caused by working on a screen for long hours. The 20-20-20 rule means that you should stop staring at your screens for 20 minutes and just look at something that is 20 feet away from your eyes for 20 seconds. This will ease the strain caused to your eyes due to excessive screen timing. Additionally, having good nutrition in your meal is highly significant to keep your vision correct for a longer time. Though some of the symptoms of dry eyes can be treated with medication, severe symptoms that prevent you from doing day to day work require lipiflow eye treatment in Delhi.

FAQ

1. Can Eye-Drops cure Dry-Eye condition?

No, but they can provide temporary relief to the eyes.

2. How does Dry-Eye feel?

You may feel stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in the eye due to Dry-Eye condition.

3. Is Dry-Eye related to lack of sleep?

Yes, lack of sleep can also be a cause of your dry-eye. Your eyes heal while sleeping, so if you don’t give your eyes some time to heal then there are chances it may cause the dry-eye condition or some other eye infections

4. Is Dry-Eye permanent?

Dry-Eye is a chronic condition, in some severe cases it may not be cured completely but in many cases the Dry-Eye condition may be managed with suitable treatments.

5. Can Dry-Eye syndrome cause blindness?

Yes, if the condition is left untreated for a long period of time it may cause blindness and vision loss.

6. Is it appropriate to use eye-drops every day?

No, it’s not appropriate to use eye-drops every day unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

7. What are the vital symptoms of dry-eye?

Some of the main symptoms for dry eyes are:

  • Eye redness and irritation
  • Burning and gritty sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing
  • Feels that something is in the eye
8. What are the effective treatments for dry-eyes?

In mild cases, using humidifiers, avoiding smoke and artificial tears can offer some relief. But, in severe cases a proper treatment and medication are necessary. So, some of the treatments include:

  • Lacrisert is used to liquefy your eyes over time. And, provides 24X7 moisture to your eyes.
  • Insertion of punctal plug to stop tears draining away from your eyes.
  • Meibomian gland expression is a process in the case of MGD. The doctor takes out the clogged contents from the Meibomian glands.
  • LipiFlow thermal pulsation system is an effective dry eye treatment.
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) relieves dry eyes in some patients. A short and deep burst of light at a certain wavelength helps in some changes in blood vessels.
9. Are there any major complications of dry eyes?

There may be a few complications from an untreated or chronic dry eye. So, some of them are eye infections. And, having issues while working on computers, reading, and driving. Also, in severe cases, it may lead to permanent vision concerns, eye inflammation, and ulcers.

10. What is LipiFlow meant for?

It is the best treatment for getting relief from dry eyes. So, it focusses on an exact dry eye trigger. That is, MGD or Meibomian gland dysfunction. Meibomian glands produce mucus and lipids. And, MGD blocks the ducts that convey oils. Thus, the lipiflow aims at the major cause and helps in getting relief from the dry eyes.

11. How can I know that I have an evaporative dry eye?

You need to go through a comprehensive dry eye test. Also, Visual Aids Center uses the latest technology for dry eye assessment. So, the tests include:

  • Monitoring and recording the quality of the lipid layer
  • Infrared light imaging of Meibomian glands
  • Testing the rate of evaporation
  • Checking the redness of your eyes

Thus, after determining the above points you can know whether you have dry eyes or not.

12. Is the LipiFlow technique safe?

Yes. It is a very safe process. And, FDA has also approved this process for treating MGD. Besides, it offers long-relief from dry-eye symptoms.  

13. Does dry-eye cause major problems?

It may cause some major problems. Like when you wake up, you might get thick and crumbly discharge from your eyes. Also, you may suffer from irritation, redness, and itchy eyes. Further, dry eyes get in contact with dirt and infectious particles easily. Thus, there are chances of having corneal damage.

14. How do I prepare myself for a dry eye test?

You must take care of the following things before tested for dry eyes:

  • Don’t wear contact lenses while you visit for the check-up.
  • Avoid using artificial eye drops 24-hours before the test.
  • Do not use any eyelid creams 24-hours prior to the visit.
  • Avoid swimming at least 12 hours before your visit.
  • Make sure to remove all the makeup before the check-up.
15. What is the maximum time to see results from LipiFlow treatment?

Many of our patients show the signs of relief within 2-4 weeks. Also, 85% of patients show recovery in gland secretions in four weeks. But, for the patients who have this chronic disease for more than a year. They may take up to 4-5 months to spot a major difference.

16. Will LipiFlow offer permanent relief to my eyes?

LipiFlow gives long-term relief for your dry-eyes. Since it is a chronic disease. And, no treatment is entirely permanent. So, the constant relief from LipiFlow depends on the below factors:

  • Since when you had the disease
  • Age
  • General health and physiology
  • Whether you work on the screen for a long time

We suggest the best ways to get improved results of LipiFlow.

17. What if I don’t get treatment for dry eyes?

It gets worse with time. The major reason behind this is if the Meibomian glands die it cannot revive. So, avoiding treatment can lead to some major issues. And, it can result in cell damage, permanent harm of gland function, and visual degradation. Hence, get the treatment at the right time to avoid any further harm.

18. sWhat could be the reason that I am not producing sufficient tears?

Usually, with age people tend to produce fewer tears. So, with time this results in dry eyes. Also, there are some other causes of dry-eyes. Such as some medical conditions or allergies. Further, excessive use of the computer makes your eyes blink less often. Hence, it may also lead to dry eyes. Make sure to get your eyes checked as soon as you notice any symptom. Reach out to the Visual Aids Center to avail the most suitable treatment for your eyes.   

19. I am suffering from overly watery eyes. Is it dry-eyes?

 

A weepy eye is a major sign of dry eye syndrome. So, when our eyes don’t have proper lubrication. Then, they wash away from eyes like water. This keeps our eyes flooding more tears and drying out. Thus, you must see an optometrist. Visit Visual Aids Center and get your eyes checked by our specialists.

20. Is dry eye a dangerous condition?

Well, it may be an emergency condition in the short-term. But, in the long-term it is more likely to become a chronic disease. Because your corneas are exposed to possible damage. And, you can get affected by severe infections and vision loss in future. This also makes it hard to do your daily activities, like reading, driving, etc. And, it is essential to protect the surface of your eyes from infection. So, you should not let your eyes dry for a long time. And, see a doctor instantly after spotting any signs.

21. Who is more prone to have dry eyes?

Some studies show that people who excessively use computers are more likely to suffer from dry-eyes. Also, there are some other factors. Like genetics, diet, sleep, medications, and other health issues.

FAQ

1. Can Eye-Drops cure Dry-Eye condition?

No, but they can provide temporary relief to the eyes.

2. How does Dry-Eye feel?

You may feel stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in the eye due to Dry-Eye condition.

3. Is Dry-Eye related to lack of sleep?

Yes, lack of sleep can also be a cause of your dry-eye. Your eyes heal while sleeping, so if you don’t give your eyes some time to heal then there are chances it may cause the dry-eye condition or some other eye infections

4. Is Dry-Eye permanent?

Dry-Eye is a chronic condition, in some severe cases it may not be cured completely but in many cases the Dry-Eye condition may be managed with suitable treatments.

5. Can Dry-Eye syndrome cause blindness?

Yes, if the condition is left untreated for a long period of time it may cause blindness and vision loss.

6. Is it appropriate to use eye-drops every day?

No, it’s not appropriate to use eye-drops every day unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

7. What are the vital symptoms of dry-eye?

Some of the main symptoms for dry eyes are:

  • Eye redness and irritation
  • Burning and gritty sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing
  • Feels that something is in the eye
8. What are the effective treatments for dry-eyes?

In mild cases, using humidifiers, avoiding smoke and artificial tears can offer some relief. But, in severe cases a proper treatment and medication are necessary. So, some of the treatments include:

  • Lacrisert is used to liquefy your eyes over time. And, provides 24X7 moisture to your eyes.
  • Insertion of punctal plug to stop tears draining away from your eyes.
  • Meibomian gland expression is a process in the case of MGD. The doctor takes out the clogged contents from the Meibomian glands.
  • LipiFlow thermal pulsation system is an effective dry eye treatment.
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) relieves dry eyes in some patients. A short and deep burst of light at a certain wavelength helps in some changes in blood vessels.
9. Are there any major complications of dry eyes?

There may be a few complications from an untreated or chronic dry eye. So, some of them are eye infections. And, having issues while working on computers, reading, and driving. Also, in severe cases, it may lead to permanent vision concerns, eye inflammation, and ulcers.

10. What is LipiFlow meant for?

It is the best treatment for getting relief from dry eyes. So, it focusses on an exact dry eye trigger. That is, MGD or Meibomian gland dysfunction. Meibomian glands produce mucus and lipids. And, MGD blocks the ducts that convey oils. Thus, the lipiflow aims at the major cause and helps in getting relief from the dry eyes.

11. How can I know that I have an evaporative dry eye?

You need to go through a comprehensive dry eye test. Also, Visual Aids Center uses the latest technology for dry eye assessment. So, the tests include:

  • Monitoring and recording the quality of the lipid layer
  • Infrared light imaging of Meibomian glands
  • Testing the rate of evaporation
  • Checking the redness of your eyes

Thus, after determining the above points you can know whether you have dry eyes or not.

12. Is the LipiFlow technique safe?

Yes. It is a very safe process. And, FDA has also approved this process for treating MGD. Besides, it offers long-relief from dry-eye symptoms.  

13. Does dry-eye cause major problems?

It may cause some major problems. Like when you wake up, you might get thick and crumbly discharge from your eyes. Also, you may suffer from irritation, redness, and itchy eyes. Further, dry eyes get in contact with dirt and infectious particles easily. Thus, there are chances of having corneal damage.

14. How do I prepare myself for a dry eye test?

You must take care of the following things before tested for dry eyes:

  • Don’t wear contact lenses while you visit for the check-up.
  • Avoid using artificial eye drops 24-hours before the test.
  • Do not use any eyelid creams 24-hours prior to the visit.
  • Avoid swimming at least 12 hours before your visit.
  • Make sure to remove all the makeup before the check-up.
15. What is the maximum time to see results from LipiFlow treatment?

Many of our patients show the signs of relief within 2-4 weeks. Also, 85% of patients show recovery in gland secretions in four weeks. But, for the patients who have this chronic disease for more than a year. They may take up to 4-5 months to spot a major difference.

16. Will LipiFlow offer permanent relief to my eyes?

LipiFlow gives long-term relief for your dry-eyes. Since it is a chronic disease. And, no treatment is entirely permanent. So, the constant relief from LipiFlow depends on the below factors:

  • Since when you had the disease
  • Age
  • General health and physiology
  • Whether you work on the screen for a long time

We suggest the best ways to get improved results of LipiFlow.

17. What if I don’t get treatment for dry eyes?

It gets worse with time. The major reason behind this is if the Meibomian glands die it cannot revive. So, avoiding treatment can lead to some major issues. And, it can result in cell damage, permanent harm of gland function, and visual degradation. Hence, get the treatment at the right time to avoid any further harm.

18. sWhat could be the reason that I am not producing sufficient tears?

Usually, with age people tend to produce fewer tears. So, with time this results in dry eyes. Also, there are some other causes of dry-eyes. Such as some medical conditions or allergies. Further, excessive use of the computer makes your eyes blink less often. Hence, it may also lead to dry eyes. Make sure to get your eyes checked as soon as you notice any symptom. Reach out to the Visual Aids Center to avail the most suitable treatment for your eyes.   

19. I am suffering from overly watery eyes. Is it dry-eyes?

 

A weepy eye is a major sign of dry eye syndrome. So, when our eyes don’t have proper lubrication. Then, they wash away from eyes like water. This keeps our eyes flooding more tears and drying out. Thus, you must see an optometrist. Visit Visual Aids Center and get your eyes checked by our specialists.

20. Is dry eye a dangerous condition?

Well, it may be an emergency condition in the short-term. But, in the long-term it is more likely to become a chronic disease. Because your corneas are exposed to possible damage. And, you can get affected by severe infections and vision loss in future. This also makes it hard to do your daily activities, like reading, driving, etc. And, it is essential to protect the surface of your eyes from infection. So, you should not let your eyes dry for a long time. And, see a doctor instantly after spotting any signs.

21. Who is more prone to have dry eyes?

Some studies show that people who excessively use computers are more likely to suffer from dry-eyes. Also, there are some other factors. Like genetics, diet, sleep, medications, and other health issues.

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