LipiView-another tool in our Dry Eye toolbox

Dry eye symptoms range from asymptomatic to severe. Patients who suffer from dry eye the most notice grittiness, stinging, burning sensation, red eyes, and fluctuation in vision. These aggravating symptoms decrease comfort and only grow worse over time.

At Advanced Eye Care Center, we offer LipiView testing. LipiView testing is a unique device that allows for a more comprehensive evaluation of dry eye, by scanning oil glands on our eyelids. Over 80% of dry eye cases are due to oil gland (meibomian gland) dysfunction. LipiView gives new insight to gland health. We can see if glands are clogged and congested as well as possible death/atrophy of these glands. Dry eye worsens over time due to these meibomian glands losing function. Sadly once gland function is lost, no treatment can reactivate these glands. Oil from these glands helps to slow the evaporation of our tears. Using LipiView we aim to catch dry eye in its earliest stage, to minimize damage to these important oil glands. No two cases of dry eye are identical; we formulate a treatment specific to each patient.

We offer dry eye testing days which includes a complimentary LipiView evaluation. If you or someone you know is struggling with dry eye, please give us a call; we can help! Call 419-521-3937 to get started today!

 

LipiView clearly highlights oil glands. Oil gland loss has occurred in the middle of the lid.

 

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