Meibomian gland dysfunction is responsible for dry eye symptoms in many patients. The Meibomian glands produce the oily layer of the tears. When there is inflammation or blockage of the glands they can atrophy and die away. Once atrophied they can not produce as much meibum. Meibography is the only in-vivo means to evaluate the morphology of the meibomian glands to see if they have been damaged.
MIBO THERMOFLO TREATMENT
The MiBo Thermoflo is a therapeutic medical device providing a safe and effective alternative therapy for dry eyes. It uses a proprietary thermoelectric heat pump to help maximize liquefaction of meibum, thus improving preservation and function of the evaporative component of the tear film.
The MiBo Thermoflo supplies continuous controlled heat that is applied to the outer skin of the eye lids along with ultrasound gel for a gentle massage. The heat is absorbed deep into the tissue and breaks down the hardened lipids in the meibomian glands.
Wonderful for Eye Strain
No side effects
With a specific prescribed therapy regimen the ducts of the meibomian glands will secrete thinner and clearer lipids which will allow for a healthier tear film.
NON-INVASIVE TEAR BREAK-UP TIME AND TEAR FILM ANALYSIS
The Tear Breakup Time and Tear Film Analysis is a method of determining the stability of the tear film and checking for evaporative dry eye. An unstable tear film can explain dry eye symptoms in patients who have a normal quantity of tears. Unstable tear film means that the tear composition is imbalanced, resulting in tears evaporating too quickly or not adhering properly to the surface of the eye.