The LipiFlow system applies heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids to treat dry eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Two randomised controlled trials showed that the LipiFlow system was at least as effective as warm compresses and reported some improved patient-reported outcomes. The LipiFlow system costs £35,500 with additional costs for consumables and software upgrades.
Published April 2015
NICE page: https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/mib29