A gracious and wonderful patient has offered to share her story as we meet her today to evaluate and treat her severe dry eye condition. Her story is remarkably common and she has offered to share it because the Duke Eye Center has a new and improved ways of addressing this serious problem. Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center interviews this patient prior to treatment and then again 20 minutes after her 12 minute treatment, after the topical anesthetic has worn off. The improvement is striking as she notices a smoother surface with less eyelid “drag” across the ocular surface. LipiFlow is a product made by TearScience Inc in Morrisville, NC and Dr. Carlson consults on their advisory board.
» Before and After: LipiFlow Treatment for Dry Eye at Duke Eye Center
What People Are Saying...
Hi Dr. Carlson. I just wanted to send you a message to thank you again for the wonderful sight that you gave to me with LASIK surgery. I have now been in Brazil for the past 8 months with the past 4 months deep in the Brazilian jungle and I couldn't have done this mission work in contact lenses or glasses! — Jennifer Foster , Amazon Racer - Brazil