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  Dry eye Syndrome is a condition that is caused by a lack of tears lubricating the tear film. There are two forms of dry eye disease, Aqueous and Evaporative.  Evaporative is the most common found in 9 out of ten cases.  This can cause symptoms such as burning, redness, blurred vision and eye fatigue making it difficult to perform activities of daily living.  Dry Eyes progressively worsens over time if left untreated. Reading, driving, watching TV and working on a computer become difficult and can have significant effects on your personal and professional life. LipiFlow takes a new approach to the treatment of Dry Eyes and is made by the company Tearscience.  While most treatments just add more fluid to the tears, LipiFlow actually treats the cause of Dry Eyes, blocked Meibomian glands. LipiFlow is a thermal pulse system uses precise controlled heat to the eyelid creating more production of the oils needed to mix with your body’s natural tears to keep them from evaporating and keeping the tear film lubricated and healthy. The procedure is safe sterile and can be performed right in your doctor’s office. The company reports that 76% of patients report improvement in their symptoms within four weeks.  Unlike artificial tears which are available over the counter in any pharmacy, LipiFlow seems to be the cure for dry, gritty uncomfortable tired eyes caused by Dry Eye Syndrome with lasting effects.

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