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November 7, 2012

Tokyo medical centre uses TearScience system to treat dry eye patients

Shinagawa LASIK Center in Tokyo, Japan, has selected TearScience's dry eye system to treat patients suffering from evaporative dry eye.

By admin-demo

Shinagawa LASIK Center in Tokyo, Japan, has selected TearScience’s dry eye system to treat patients suffering from evaporative dry eye.

The centre is planning to establish a new dry eye centre, based on the new technology, to serve dry eye sufferers.

Two medical devices, the LipiView ocular surface interferometer and the LipiFlow thermal pulsation system, constitute TearScience’s system.

Shinagawa LASIK Center executive medical director Dr Minoru Tomita said the TearScience system will help the clinic provide better care for evaporative dry eye patients.

"This technology will play an important role in managing this chronic, progressive disease."

"This technology will play an important role in managing this chronic, progressive disease," Tomita added.

"I have firsthand experience with LipiFlow having had one of my eyes treated recently. It feels significantly better than my untreated eye after just two weeks."

The LipiView device is designed to capture images of a patient’s tear film for the evaluation of the lipid layer.

The LipiFlow system is designed to facilitate the removal of meibomian gland blockages without causing damage to glands or having a negative impact on the delicate structures of the eye, according to TearScience.

Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to recommence the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film.

TearScience chief executive officer and co-founder Tim Willis said, "Adding Shinagawa LASIK Center as a customer in the large Japanese market demonstrates that TearScience’s system is becoming the standard of care for evaporative dry eye patients worldwide."

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