- How LipiFlow Works
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- About the Practice
In response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and in support of our shared public health responsibilities, our offices will remain open for emergencies only. All elective lasers and surgeries (including LASIK, Cataract Surgery, Cataract/Hydrus, and Corneal Transplants) are canceled through at least March 31, 2020. Exceptions include patients with uncontrolled glaucoma, trauma, sight-threatening conditions, and other emergencies.
To allay any concerns, we have implemented a HIPAA compliant telemedicine protocol accessible from any connected, camera-equipped device (phone or computer). These virtual visits can be scheduled by clicking here. There is no cost for these emergency online consultations.
Following this crisis, we will augment our surgical and clinic hours to expedite your ophthalmic surgical needs.
Welcome to the website of Dr. James Lewis, a leading provider of eye care and dry eye treatment in New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Lewis has been practicing ophthalmology for more than 30 years and is proud to help his patients enhance their quality of life by relieving them of severe dry eye symptoms. Learn more about dry eye syndrome and the treatment options available below, and contact Dr. Lewis at 215-886-9090 to schedule an appointment.
TearScience, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its next generation product of its LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System , a medical device that treats evaporative dry eye by liquefying and evacuating obstructions in meibomian glands located in the eyelids.
James S. Lewis, MD, a pioneer in the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for treatment of dry eye in the philadelphia area is now the first practice to receive the Lipiflow System.
Lipiflow is now available to those patients with meibomian gland dysfunction and evaporative dry eye.
Dr. Lewis is a cornea specialist in Philadelphia and director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Lewis was an early adopter of temporary and Thermal permanent punctal occlusion for the treatment of Aqueous Deficiency dry eye over 20 years ago. In 2000, he performed FDA-sponsored clinical trials of Extended Duration Collagen Plugs which led to their acceptance.
Evaporative Dry Eye is now the focus of our efforts to aggressively manage this widespread debilitating condition.