TearScience of Morrisville, NC received FDA clearance for the new version of the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System for evaporative dry eye. The condition leaves patients with too few tears, making the remaining ones feel too salty. The system heats and massages the eyelids, helping unblock the flow of lipids from the meibomian glands found under the eyelids.
The new generation of LipiFlow provides the ability to two treat both eyes simultaneously, cutting treatment time in half, to about 12 minutes. It also sports a new interface that displays treatment temperature, pressure sequence and treatment time remaining, while recording all the data for easy sharing with the clinic’s electronic medical record system.