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Lipiflow and Tear Lab

Moorestown Eye Associates is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence

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We are proud to be one of the few local dry eye clinics that have obtained specialized testing and advanced education in ocular surface/dry eye disease. Moorestown Eye Associates is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence and utilizes TearLab analysis to diagnose and monitor treatment effectiveness in Dry Eye Disease. TearLab testing determines your tear osmolarity, which provides significant information about your tear chemistry.dry eye - tearlab testing in Moorestown

With its objective, quantitative endpoint, TearLab Osmolarity correlates to increasing disease severity and enables your doctor to monitor your response to treatment.

The test is fast, easy, and accurate - requiring only 50-nanoliters of tear for analysis - a sample smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. It is also more patient-friendly than older generation tests, as it is not intrusive, and requires no anesthesia and is completely painless.

LipiScan: Precise Diagnosis of MGD

Your eye doctor will perform a thorough clinical exam to diagnose MGD, and the revolutionary LipiScan device upgrades the diagnosis with high definition imaging technology.

LipiScan, from Johnson & Johnson Vision, enables your eye care specialist to view the health of your meibomian glands with optimum accuracy. This diagnostic tool has changed the way medicine diagnoses dry eye syndrome. With efficiency and versatility, LipiScan is a small and lightweight device with comfortable patient experience. Quick and painless, the procedure takes about one minute to image both lower eyelids.

How does LipiScan work?

Your eye doctor will use LipiScan to assess the structure of your meibomian glands. With dynamic surface illumination and adaptive transillumination technologies, the device creates a fast and intuitive image of your glands. LipiScan generates a multidimensional view that is clear and easy for your doctor to analyze.

With this new equipment, the cause of dry eye can be identified with high accuracy. Consequently, your eye doctor can now prescribe the most appropriate treatment possible to alleviate your painful dry eye symptoms.

LipiFlow: Dry Eye Treatment

LipiFlow, by Johnson & Johnson Vision, is a Thermal Pulsation System that improves the function of meibomian glands. FDA-approved, safe and totally drug-free, it consists of a console and a single-use sterile Activator tool. Through gentle massage and heat, LipiFlow can enhance the quality of meibomian gland secretions. Eye doctors around the world are equipping their eye care clinics with this breakthrough technology to treat dry eye.

How does LipiFlow work?

Your eye doctor will begin by inserting numbing eye drops to ensure patient comfort. LipiFlow’s contoured eyepiece will then be placed gently over your cornea, vaulting over your eye’s surface in order to protect the delicate ocular structure. LipiFlow applies therapeutic heat and peristaltic energy pressure, with numerous sensors that regulate the temperature and pressure pulses. The combination of massage and heat works to expel any meibomian gland obstructions. The entire in-office procedure takes about 12 minutes.