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Practice Management Considerations for LipiView, DMI, and LipiFlow - TearScience

Last updated on July 15, 2015

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Question 3:

What is LipiFlow®?


LipiFlow is an in-office treatment for blocked or obstructed meibomian glands to re-establish the flow of lipids needed for the tear film.[3] The device heats the palpebral surface of upper and lower eyelids while simultaneously applying graded pulsatile pressure to the outer eyelid for several minutes, thereby expressing the meibomian glands during heating.

[3] Friedland BR, Fleming CP, et al. A novel thermodynamic treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction. Current Eye Research. 2011 Feb;36(2):79–87. Link here. Accessed 06/24/15.


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