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Handsome Bob 2
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LipiFlow System

Post by Handsome Bob 2 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:34 pm

Has anybody heard of the LipiFlow System? Saw an article in the daily mail

The procedure uses special goggles to gently warm and squeeze tiny glands in the eyelids, which help to keep the eye lubricated.

would be great to hear from anyone who has tried it out!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... nutes.html

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Andrew Matheson
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Re: LipiFlow System

Post by Andrew Matheson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:29 am

Hi Bob, although we specialise in dry eye treatment, we are like you, waiting to hear more unbiased reports from people who have used the system. The equipment costs £60,000 plus vat to buy so you want to know it works before commiting yourself to this sort of purchase. This is why it is so expensive. So far there have been positive, negative and neutral reports, so we will need to watch this space. Regards, Andrew

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Re: LipiFlow System

Post by Mandy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Bob, I have had the Lipiflow procedure done twice in the last eight months. I have MGD as well as very low tear flow due to surgery. The first procedure made a huge difference and I did the second one- despite the cost -to make sure I kept up the improvement. My glands were so blocked the first time, and the doctor said so much was squeezed out of the glands by the machine. For the first few days after the procedures my eyes feel pretty miserable, maybe because of all those released fatty acids, but the sustained improvement has been huge. I still use the warm compresses night and morning and do the hygiene routine, and that has kept it manageable. Not cured, but a lot better than it was. Also lately I've taken some tips from other dry eye sufferers and been putting a tiny smear of olive oil just above and below my eyelids and so far that seems to have made a huge difference! It's only been a couple of weeks though so I'm praying it stays like this- scratchiness and pain gone for the first time in years, just a bit dry and tired. If it was always like this I would be very relieved. And thank heavens for Theratears drops and nutrition prescribed by Andrew Matheson, who is wonderful with dry eye conditions.

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Re: LipiFlow System

Post by Admin2012 » Sat May 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Thank you for your first post. Im sure everyone will find it very interesting. Sharing your experiences with your dry eye condition and its management will help others in a similar situation. Please keep the forum posted with any future dry eye issues or thoughts you may have.

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