Highland Ophthalmology Introduces LipiFlow to Address Dry Eye Syndrome Caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

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Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading eye specialty center in the Hudson Valley, announced today that it is now providing a revolutionary new treatment, LipiFlow®, for patients who suffer from dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a progressive disease that affects some 300 million people worldwide and stems from blockages in the oil-producing meibomian glands located in the eyelids.

Highland Ophthalmology Associates (http://www.highlandophthalmology.com), a leading eye specialty center in the Hudson Valley of New York, announced today that it is now providing a revolutionary new treatment, LipiFlow®, for patients who suffer from dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD, a progressive disease that affects some 300 million people worldwide, stems from blockages in the oil-producing meibomian glands located in the eyelids. LipiFlow unblocks the glands, allowing the glands to resume the secretion of oily lipids needed for a healthy tear film.

Developed as a result of 30 years of scientific research, LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that uses directed heat and gentle pressure to liquefy and express the contents of meibomian glands. This revolutionary treatment is FDA-cleared and scientifically proven. In a clinical study, 90 percent of patients achieved improvements in gland secretions after a single LipiFlow treatment.

MGD can negatively impact long term vision and ocular health. If left untreated, MGD will worsen over time, leading to eye redness, dryness, irritation, burning, and eye fatigue. These symptoms can hinder daily activities such as reading, using the computer, wearing contact lenses, and being outdoors on windy days. Patients who suffer from these symptoms should be screened for MGD as part of their routine comprehensive eye examination. Early identification of MGD can yield the best results for long term ocular health.

“Dry eye disease is one of the chief complaints that I hear from patients,” said Dr. Mary Davidian, Founder and Medical Director of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, LLC. “We are pleased to introduce LipiFlow for patients who are frustrated with all the ways that MGD negatively impacts their lives. Conventional therapies, such as warm compresses, over-the-counter wetting drops, ointments, and prescription drugs have failed to provide the relief that LipiFlow offers. LipiFlow is a safe and painless treatment that is the most effective treatment for MGD available today.”

Patients who suffer from dry eye caused by MGD are urged to contact Highland Ophthalmology Associates. Dr. Davidian Dr. Huynh, Dr. Stagner, Dr. Mathew and Dr. Powell are currently offering this novel treatment to existing and new patients at Highland Ophthalmology.

For more information about the LipiFlow and other Dry Eye treatments, please visit http://www.highlandophthalmology.com. Call (845) 562-0138 today to make an appointment for a consultation.

About Dr. Mary Davidian
Dr. Mary Davidian, Founder and Medical Director of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, LLC, has been living in and serving the greater Hudson Valley community since 1997. Dr. Davidian is a fellowship trained corneal specialist has performed thousands of cataract and corneal transplant surgeries. Other doctors refer their challenging surgical patients to Dr. Davidian and her team based on her expertise and experience with complex corneal procedures, and her reputation as an innovator and educator in laser cataract surgery and other refractive procedures. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the New York Keratorefractive Surgery Society, the New York Intraocular Lens Implant (NYIOL) Society, and the New York State Ophthalmological Society (NYSOS) in which she has served on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Davidian is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the New York Medical College.

About Highland Ophthalmology Associates, LLC
Highland Ophthalmology Associates has been providing specialty eye care services in Orange County, NY and the Greater Hudson Valley area since 1997. As a highly established eye care center, the primary goal of Highland Ophthalmology Associates is to provide patients with personalized eye care, including the latest technology in Cataract, Cornea, Dry Eye and Glaucoma treatment. We have assembled a team of some of the country’s finest ophthalmologists and optometrists, making Hudson Valley a destination for people who want the best in eye health and vision correction.

The medical team of experienced, highly respected and devoted specialists is comprised of Dr. Mary Davidian, Dr. Thien (Tim) Huynh, Dr. Julia Mathew, Dr. Sharon Powell and Dr. Michael J. Stagner. The medical doctors of Highland Ophthalmology Associates are affiliated with leading medical and academic centers in the Hudson Valley and Greater NY Metropolitan Area, including the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Westchester Medical Center, Central New York Eye Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. For more information, please visit http://www.highlandophthalmology.com.

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