Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
The board-certified ophthalmologists of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. were the first in Chicago to offer LipiFlow® treatment for chronic dry eye. By relieving the symptoms of 79 percent of its clinical trial patients, LipiFlow® has been proven to alleviate the dryness, discomfort, irritation, tearing, and redness associated with chronic evaporative dry eye syndrome. This revolutionary treatment is helping patients across Illinois restore their comfort and improve their quality of life.
Evaporative dry eye is the most common form of the syndrome. A blockage of the meibomian glands caused by a lipid (oil) deficiency in the tear film can affect the evaporation rate of tears. Nagging discomfort and difficulties reading, driving, and looking at digital screens can all be caused by evaporative dry eye.
Traditionally, patients who suffer from this syndrome are prescribed artificial tears, drops, or other medications that may provide temporary relief, but must be used constantly to maintain comfort. LipiFlow® is the first treatment that is long lasting, effective, and efficient. After just minutes of this thermal pulsation technology, during which combinations of heat and pressure are directed into the eyelids, meibomian gland blockage is relieved and evaporative dry eye symptoms are alleviated.
Patients who seek quality ophthalmic care turn to the doctors of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. These experts offer a comprehensive range of other eye care services such as keratoconus treatment, cataract surgery, and cornea transplants. With the addition of LipiFlow® treatment, and our commitment to other advanced technologies, the doctors of Chicago Cornea Consultants are second to none in terms of reliability, success, and patient satisfaction. Contact the team today at (800) 8-CORNEA or visit their website for more information.