There are several solutions for remedying dry eyes:
Eyelid massage is an effective technique when practised for 10-minutes every morning and evening.
Massaging your eyelids helps them to empty the accumulated ‘meibum’ (an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye’s tear film). It is worth noting, however, that the eyelids are fragile and it is necessary to follow the instructions of your ophthalmologist.
LipiFlow – an innovative treatment
LipiFlow technology, developed by the American company Tear Science, presents a major advance in the treatment of dry eyes.
A single session of LipiFlow treatment makes it possible to stop the need of 6 months’ worth of eyelid massages.
The application of controlled heat to the inner surface of the eyelid as well as a massage of the external surface allows the meibomian glands to start working properly again. Treatment is quick (around 10 minutes) and painless.
Scientific studies show that one session is beneficial for between 6 and 12 months.
The results of a long-term follow-up study of patients treated with LipiFlow found that 86% of patients treated with LipiFlow were still significantly improved 12 months later.