The LipiView diagnostic instrumentation and LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation Units by TearScience bring an enormous advance for our patients suffering from one of the most common conditions seen in virtually every optometric and ophthalmic practice – including the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. This condition is dry eye and the most common cause resulting in […]
LipiFlow is a thermal pulsation treatment produced by TearScience (Morrisville, NC) invented by Dr. Donald Korb (Boston, MA) that received FDA approval in July 2011 established as safe and effective in the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and its role leading to evaporative dry eye. This treatment has been available at Duke Eye Center […]
Seven Scientific Posters Sponsored by TearScience at ARVO Advance Understanding of Evaporative Dry Eye to Improve Patient Care
TearScience Inc. announced that it sponsored research for seven scientific posters on evaporative dry eye and its technology at ARVO. Subjects reflect new, ongoing research on the disease, TearScience’s technology, and clinical outcomes. The posters cover topics such as how the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System can rejuvenate Meibomian gland secretions for up to a year […]
Thanks to Bill and Kathy Hudson and LC Industries for their generosity toward the new state-of-the-art clinical Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC.
From: Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs; CEO, DUHS
Subject: Ceremonial Ground-Breaking for New Eye Center Clinical Facility
This morning we held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art Duke Eye Center […]
Early results representing my clinical observations and also the subjective response of several patients after treatment have overall led me to believe that the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation device from TearScience has been one of the most worthwhile additions to my clinical practice in recent years. Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of […]
DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) For Advanced Keratoectasia Caused by Radial Keratotomy (RK)
I am very excited about the recent success I have experienced using a partial thickness or “lamellar” corneal transplant procedure referred to as DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty) for the treatment of keratoconus, post-LASIK Keratoectasia, and post-RK Keratoectasia. This technique allows retention of the host endothelium which means that donor rejection is essentially eliminated. Since […]
Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center will broadcast into the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting Workshop this evening that features Tearscience and the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation Therapy for patients with symptomatic Evaporative Dry Eye syndrome. As the first University in […]
What Can I Expect From My LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation Therapy for Evaporative Dry Eye at Duke Eye Center?
Having treated 5 patients this afternoon with the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation device from TearScience for so called “evaporative dry eye” and Meibomian Gland dysfunction, I was asked several times what might I expect based on my recent experience. I obtained permission from several patients to share the following that begins with a link to a […]
It was only a few years ago when optometrists and ophthalmologists almost universally agreed that symptomatic dry eye patients primarily represented deficient tear production and were treated with artificial tears and Restasis. More recently, the evidence is mounting drawing increasing attention toward problems resulting from the meibomian glands lining the eyelids and producing an abnormal […]
As you contemplate your decision to undergo Laser vision correction or LASIK eye surgery, recognize that it is an extremely complex and personal one. Dr. Alan N. Carlson, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service of the Duke Eye Center meets with each patient to discuss the options, risks, limitations, […]