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Dr. Alan Glazier Discusses LipiFlow Technology

posted Apr 14, 2014, 6:05 PM by Jen Weigel
From our Guest Blogger, Nicole:

Dr. Alan Glazier, owner and founder of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, lectured on Lipiflow technology. Lipiflow is a new technology that treats evaporative dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland 
Dysfunction (MGD). LipiFlow technology applies heat and gentle pressure to the inner eyelids, releasing 
lipids from the meibomian gland. Dr. Glazier said that his patients have described it as a hot stone  massage for their eyelids!

Dr. Glazier’s practice was the first certified LipiFlow Dry Eye Relief Provider in the Washington, DC area.
The process starts with a Dry Eye lifestyle questionnaire. If the patient’s symptoms are more than mild, 
they will complete a LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer, which is similar to a comprehensive eye 
exam. This test allows the doctor to further access the patient’s tear film to determine if LipiFlow is right 
for them. 

Thanks to Dr. Glazier for presenting on this new technology!  If you have any patients that are looking for a treatment for evaporative dry eye, Dr. Glazier is always open to helping in any way that he can!