MiboFlow – a main stay evaporative dry eye treatment
I’ve been very pleased with the MiboFlow technology since we brought it into the practice in late 2017. Patients love how calming and relaxing the procedure is, and we get excited when we see oils being released that were previously clogged in the meibomian glands. I can honestly say roughly 90% of our dry eye patients have experienced some relief from this amazing technology. Coupling with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL, more on this in another blog), it really is a one-two punch to the glands, allowing more meibum to be expressed and directed back onto the ocular surface, where it prevents the tears from evaporating.
This is an extremely comfortable procedure, that does not require any anesthetic of any kind. Some patients even fall asleep during the procedure it is so calming! The patient is reclined in a chair and can relax while calm ambient music plays, and have their eyes pampered by our dry eye care professionals!
Most people are returning every six to eight weeks to have this treatment done. For some, it’s less frequent, and for some it’s more. It seems everyone gland metabolism is different. Some continue to produce thick meibum after treatment, and others get to experience a more liquidy meibum, and prolonged results after just one treatment.
Again, the goal of this treatment is to get oil that is stuck in the glands onto the surface of the eye with a gentle, twenty minute procedure. A few patients have even fallen asleep while we treat them!
Come experience the amazing benefits that MiboFlow provides yourself!