LipiScan® is a non-invasive procedure that helps our doctors see and analyze the health of your Meibomian glands. This technology is used to diagnose gland dysfunction (MGD), which indicates an abnormality or blockage of the glands. When these glands are not working properly, there is a reduction in oil secretion into tears and causes dry eye syndrome.
The machine uses techniques called dynamic illumination, which uses multiple light sources to minimize reflection in the images, and adaptive transillumination, which adjusts light density across the surface of the eyelid to account for varying degrees of thickness across the eyelid or between individual patients, the machine provides us with clearer, more accurate images that we can use to properly diagnose and treat your condition.
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