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Stephen E. Smith, MD

Angela R. Kaplan, OD

Main Cause of Dry Eye MGD occurs when the meibomian glands located in the eye lids become blocked and inflamed, preventing oil from lubricating the surface of the eyes. This blockage of oil secretion causes tears to evaporate rapidly, leaving the eye’s surface open to air and irritants. Over time, this exposure and blockage can impact your vision, cause symptoms to become worse and result in structural damage to the meibomian glands, which can not be regenerated.

Contact our office to learn more about the Dry Eye Institute and how we can help with your Dry Eye. With advanced technology such as the LipiFlow and LipiView II systems, we are ready to get you on the path to soothing relief.

Save Time, Money & Hassle through our long-term LipiFlow® MGD treatment before too much damage is done.

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Using Cutting edge IPL technology and Lipiflow thermal pulsation systems

Check Out This Video! The Symptoms & Treatment Of Dry Eyes
Cutting Edge Technology Treatments of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) At the Dry Eye Institute, our IPL treatments have far surpassed other treatment modalities. In the past 6 years, 90% of our MGD patients have enjoyed a drastic decrease in their symptoms. Flashes of intense light are pulsed into the skin below the eye on the cheek and temple. These pulses are targeting inflammatory processes that are damaging the meibomian glands. Typically several treatments are needed to restore meibomian gland function.
Treat Dry Eye, Inflammation and Lid Disease BlephEx®

BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure at the Dry Eye Institute that allows our doctors to take an active role in treating dry eye and blepharitis.  BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of inflammatory dry eye and lid disease.


With regular treatments, our patients can finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis.  The BlephEx® treatment is well tolerated and only takes a few minutes to perform.


•BlephEx® can save you hundreds of dollars in the costs of prescription drops and artificial tears. Call the Dry Eye Institute today and see if BlephEx is the right procedure for treating your dry eye.

The Real Treatment of MGD LipiFlow® At Dry Eye Institute, we offer LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System, which is an in-office procedure and the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for MGD. Proven to limit the progression of MGD, LipiFlow® is designed to restore the natural function of the meibomian gland and flow of oil to the eye’s surface. LipiFlow® does this by addressing the source of evaporative dry eye through heat and gentle, pulsatile pressure, allowing oil buildup within the glands to clear.
Watch This Video! Learn More About LipiFlow®
At Home Treatments

The treatments for the symptoms of MGD such as warm compresses, massage techniques, lid scrubs or eye drops have limited clinical effectiveness and only offer temporary relief.


We have a variety of products such as lid scrubs, lid compresses available for sale at our office.

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