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WHAT IS Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. It may be due to inadequate quantity of tears or poor quality of tears.

You may commonly experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a long hours.

Treatments for dry eyes has traditionally been mainly lifestyle changes, eye drops and other treatment methods that offer temporary relief. You'll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eyes.

Lipiflow is a new treatment performed in your doctor's office design to remove blockages from the Meibomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oil the makeup that lipid layer of the tear film.

Eyes feel tired at end of the day ? You might be suffering from Dry Eye


  1. Blur vision
  2. Sensitivity to light
  3. Irritation from windy conditions
  4. Fatigued eyes
  5. Problems wearing contact lenses
  6. Gritty feeling
  7. Excessive watering
  8. Redness in eyes
Dry Eye Treatmetns - Spectra Eye Hospital

Deficiency / dysfunction of tear producing glands of eye

Increasing age. After 65 yrs, majority experience some symptoms of dry eye

Females are more likely to develop dry eye


Medications like cold medicine, BP medicines, antidepressants etc.

Heavy reading or digital device use



Living / working in dry environment


Prolonged contact lens wear


Diets poor in essential fatty acids


Certain health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, lupus etc.

Dry Eye Treatment Options

Medical Management Eyedrops

Eye drops used for treatment of dry eye are tear supplements and ointments which have to be used repeatedly sometimes even more than 6-8 times a day making it uncomfortable to use and leading to high non compliance. The tear supplements usually provide only temporary symptomatic relief and not a cure. For mild to moderate dry eye symptoms, these might be enough if you are compliant.

Lipiflow Treatment

LipiFlow is a Thermal Pulsation System designed to treat Evaporative Dry Eye by unblocking the Meibomian Glands that produce the lipid (oil) layer of our tear film. This innovative technology works by applying warm heat to the inside of the eyelid near the blocked glands while simultaneously providing a gentle massage to the outside of the eyelid. This combination of heat and applied pressure opens the Meibomian Glands, allowing them to secrete the blocked oil. Once this procedure is completed, the glands resume natural production of tear film oil and most patients experience symptom relief almost immediately. Since Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a chronic condition, most patients will need to repeat the LipiFlow treatment 2-3 yearly.

Dry Eye Treatment


LipiFlow treatment uses localised heat and pressure therapy on the lids to remove blockages from the Meibomian glands, allowing them to properly produce the protective lipid layer of the tear film. Lipiflow is supported by more than 30 patents with studies demonstrating its safe & effective results. It is designed to minimize patient discomfort during a 12-minute treatment that gently massages the eyelids.


Lipiflow activators deliver a combination of heat to the inner lids and simultaneous therapeutic motion to the outer lids removing blockages from the Meibomian glands, thereby resuming normal oil or lipid production which is essential for a healthy tear film, stable vision and ocular comfort.

LipiFlow Treatment

Although, some relief is experienced soon after the procedure, maximum results are usually experienced 4-8 weeks after treatment. Usually patients do not need to repeat the procedure before 18 months although compliant patients practically claim relief upto 3 years.


  1. Ocular surgery within the prior 3 months, including intraocular, oculoplastic, cornealor refractive surgery procedure.

  2. Ocular injury within the prior 3 months

  3. Ocular Herpes of eye or eyelid within prior 3 months

  4. Active ocular infection

  5. Active ocular inflammation or history of chronic, recurrent ocular inflammation within the prior 3 months

  6. Eyelid abnormalities that affect lid function

  7. An ocular surface abnormality that may compromise corneal integrity


At Spectra Eye Hospital, Delhi, we have experience of treating dry eye since many years.Learning from their experience, our specialists now strongly recommend Lipiflow treatment for severe dry eye due to MGD. This 12 minutes OPD procedure obviates the need of using tear supplements repeatedly making the patient more compliant and providing relief for upto 2-3 years. SpectraEye is one of the few hospitals to have this latest advanced technology in the field of Dry Eyes. To know more about Dry Eyes treatments in Delhi, speak to our specialist today.

  • Most Advanced
  • FDA Approved
  • OPD Procedure
  • Highly Experienced Surgeons
  • Completely Safe


Spectra Eye Hospital has a team of specialized best Doctors in Delhi having over 10000 surgeries treating all kind of eye related problems with the latest usage of technologies.

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Before coming to your initial dry eye assessment, please a) Do not wear contact lenses to the visit. b) Do use any artificial teardrop/ointments 24hours prior to the visits. c) Do not swim in a chlorinated pool at least 12 hours prior to the visit. d) Remove all the makeup before the visit.
A full dry eye appointment with Lipiflow treatment will take between 45 minutes to 1hour. The actual treatment with Lipiflow takes approximately 12 minutes per eye and both the eyes can be treated simultaneously. Prior to the pillow treatment, we will place one drop of a mild anesthetic in each eye. Lipflow treatment uses both warmth and gentle pressure on your eyelids. which remove the blockage from meibomian glands.
On average patients report little to no pain during treatment, as mild anesthetic drops are used while procedures. However, you will feel warmth & pressure on the lids during procedure
You will feel relieved of your symptoms in 3-6 weeks although some patients feel relived within days. The frequency of usage of eye drops, hot fomentations etc reduces drastically thereby improving the quality of life.
You have to follow your doctor's advice about maintaining lid hygiene, using eye drops & hot fomentation till 3-6 weeks when most of you will get relief from dry eye symptoms. Regular follow up is essential.
Usually patients do not need to repeat the procedure before 18 months although compliant patients practically claim relief upto 3 years.